Cobblers boss Keith Curle previews Tuesday night’s trip to Blackpool, a side he is a big admirer of.
“As a good team, Blackpool have perhaps gone under the radar a little bit sometimes and haven't always got the credit they have deserved and that's a little unfair,” he said.
"Neil Critchley has come in from Liverpool with some fresh ideas and he’s implementing his own style.
“You can see that in the way they play and their movement and we will need to try and counteract that. They don’t just have one way of playing though, they have a plan B and I’m a big admirer of Gary Madine.
“It’s another challenge for us but we are ready and raring to go.
“Having Saturday called off was frustrating because the players were all geared up for it but the referee deemed the surface unsafe with the huge amount of rain there had been.
“We went and trained instead and we’ve had a little bit more time to embed the new players into the group.
"From a supporters' point of view, with the game being off it might mean some supporters are allowed in to the stadium to watch the game when it is re-arranged, we will have to wait and see."