Cobblers boss Jon Brady praised captain Joseph Mills following Saturday’s goalless draw at Crawley.
The Cobblers skipper was stretchered off in the second half and left the field in a leg brace.
“Joseph has been taken to hospital, he’s put his body on the line for the team and it was a wholehearted effort to stop an attack,” he said.
Looking back on the game in general, Brady added:
“It’s a good point away from home.
“Crawley sat deep and denied us space for most of the game but we played some good stuff and created some good openings, we had three one-on-ones and that is a real positive.
“We won the battle and earned the right to win the game but their keeper has made some good saves and we couldn’t quite get that goal.
“It’s another clean sheet, we defend from the front and we are organised.
“On another day we win the game but we keep believing and stay positive.
“Our away support didn’t stop singing for the whole match and it’s just a shame we couldn’t get the goal for them.”