Jon Brady says he is not surprised to see Saturday's opponents Carlisle United towards the top end of the Sky Bet League 2 table.
United head for Sixfields this weekend well placed in 6th place.
“Carlisle have been very consistent in their performances and results, they are in the top seven and Paul Simpson has come back in and done a really good job.
“They recruited well in the summer and it’s not a surprise for me to see them up there.
“Paul has a wealth of experience in playing and management which will help his team but our full focus is on us and trying to get the three points.
“We’ve shown on a consistent basis that we can beat teams who are in and around us in the table and we know what we can do .
“Those previous results can give us confidence but we can’t rely on it.”