Cobblers boss Keith Curle says progression in the Papa John's Trophy in midweek was a baby step forward for his team as the squad prepare for Saturday’s trip to Burton Albion.
“The win on Tuesday, albeit on penalties builds a little bit of confidence and that confidence can soon build within the group,” he said.
“At the minute we are taking baby steps but the penalty shoot out win against Stevenage, the clean sheet and progression in the competition was a small step forward.
“Every game is vital, not only for the result but for building confidence and building that little bit of momentum that every team needs.
“We need to continue to show a good defensive shape whilst having an eye on how to win games.
“We did that consistently last season, we were an attacking threat and we need to get back into that mindset.
“We need to get that blend right as a team going forward.”