Jon Brady says he will have a look at where is squad is at before deciding on his line up to face Cambridge United in the final pre-season fixture on Saturday.
The Cobblers have been able to work a good number of minutes in to many of the squad over the last few weeks, and that will be in Brady's mind, as will the fitness and condition of some of the players who have gradually been returning from isolation this week.
"I think all things will be considered, we will have a look at where we are and that will decide our approach from there," he said.
"We will obviously give minutes to whoever we feel will benefit most from the game time.
"Wherever we are at, we need to be ready for that first match of the season against Port Vale and any decisions we make will be with the Port Vale game in our mind."