Caretaker boss Jon Brady says that Northampton Town must treat Saturday's defeat to Crewe Alexandra as a blip and look to bounce back when Oxford United visit the PTS Academy Stadium.
“We want to win football matches playing to our strengths,” he said.
“Crewe came for a fight on Saturday and we got caught up in the battle and didn’t play. That disappointed me, we can learn from it but we have to learn quickly.
“We know we need to be better in possession, the style has improved but Saturday was nowhere near what we want.
“Everyone gave everything they had on Saturday, it was not a question of effort, we had the best chance of the game and didn’t take it, Crewe had a half chance and took it."
The Cobblers face a play off chasing team on Tuesday night, having recorded some good results and performances against other sides chasing the top six in the last few games.
“Oxford are another energetic team who like to play but I feel we have done better against the better sides," said Brady.
“We’ve got ten games to go and we will be trying to win every single one of them.
“Saturday has to be a blip, I know we can play a lot better than that and I expect us to on Tuesday night.”