Cobblers boss Keith Curle says he is challenging his side to improve the 'fine margins' of games in their favour ahead of this Saturday’s trip to Grimsby.
“It’s the fine margins we need to turn in our favour,” he said.
“Frustration is a key word but it’s about how we deal with it. The players have taken on board the analysis of the game on Tuesday, elements of the performance were pleasing but there are areas we need to improve on.
“We don’t shy away from that because we know we are still working towards more and more improvement.
“We can be better with our possession in the final third and we can be a little bit more clinical with our final ball. Our movement can improve and when we do create chances we need to hit the target."
The Northampton Town manager also confirmed he will be coming up against an old friend at Blundell Park on Saturday.
“I’ve got a lot of time for Ian Holloway not just as a football person but as a human being and he was actually my best man when I got married. He’s got good enthusiasm for the game and the values he has as a person he takes into the football club.
“Grimsby is another challenge and we are prepared for that as well as whatever the weather might throw at us.
“We take every challenge face on and we don’t shy away from anything.”