Cobblers boss Keith Curle has again spoken about the impact the fans have on the team with another big travelling support expected this weekend.
More than 800 tickets have been sold for the game at Salford on Saturday.
“The fans have played a massive role for us this season and you could tell that at Burton on Sunday,” he said.
“There is a unity that is growing and there is an identity that the supporters now have with the players.
“At the beginning of the season that was very difficult because of the number of new players and it does take that bit of time for supporters to understand those players and what they expect from them.
“The supporters now know those players and what they can do.
“Once you get that identity and that unity from the stands to the pitch you are on the same path.
“We always knew this was going to be a building season but the players we’ve bought in have adjusted well to the demands we have put on them, they have embraced it and they haven’t shrunk away from any challenges.
“I think we are in a very good position in the league, confidence is good and so is the understanding of what we are about.
“The understanding of where we are as a football club is massive, we know where we want to go and the more results we get, the more progressive we will be.”