Cobblers boss Jon Brady can’t wait for the new season to kick-off against Port Vale at Sixfields on Saturday.
“Like everybody we are all excited and looking forward to Saturday and I hope our fans are too,” he said.
“There has been a lot of hard work done in the off season, we’ve retained nine players from last year and bought in twelve and we’ve got to make sure we gel this group as quickly as we can.
“It’s a new team but we feel we’ve got an exciting group that has knitted together quite well through pre-season.
“We are prepped, organised and ready to go and our aim is to be the best we can be.
“We’ve worked really hard these past few weeks, we all know our destination as a group and where we want to go and we are ready for it on Saturday.
"The first game doesn't define anything, we know it is the teams still improving after six to ten games who go on to challenge, but it would be good to get off to a good start."