Cobblers boss Keith Curle is expecting a tough test in Saturday’s home game with Morecambe and has warned his players to remain patient.
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, every game throws up different challenges and that’s not just for the coaching staff it’s for the players and the supporters as well,” he said.
“We’ve done quite well at home but we have got no given right against anybody. Just because Morecambe are near the bottom of the league doesn’t mean they will turn up here to be rolled over.
“Football doesn’t work like that and we saw here on New Year’s Day that it took us until the 94th minute to break down a stubborn Stevenage team.
“Morecambe are fighting for their lives, they have an experienced manager and I’m expecting them to be disciplined, organised and hard to break down,
“Teams at the top and at the bottom won’t like coming here and I’m sure Morecambe will have a game plan to try and frustrate us.
“We know it won’t be an easy game and I’m expecting them to come here and get people behind the ball but they have bought in some good players and they can be a threat on the counter-attack too.
“We had a fantastic away support on Saturday and I think that made the stadium come alive.
“The support we’ve had at home has been good as well and that’s been built on some good results. No result in this league is a given and we will need the supporters again on Saturday.”