Jon Brady saw plenty to be pleased about as he reflected on Saturday’s pre-season friendly with Luton Town.
“It was another really strong test for us against another Championship side,” he said.
“I felt we looked quite good at times in the first half, we pushed Luton and created some good chances. Our shape was good as was our link up play up front.
“We wanted these tests in pre-season to really stretch us out and I feel when we come to play teams at our level they will have given us real value.
“We are still looking to find our best way and our best shape and our best eleven to start against Colchester. We are still having a look and one of our main objectives on Saturday was to try and even the players minutes out."
The Cobblers boss also provided a transfer update, and said work is ongoing to add to the squad.
“We are still working on things but there is nothing quite imminent at the moment.
“We are really working hard, I don’t think we will get everything in place before the start of the season but there is time and we will keep chipping away.
“There is absolutely no substance to the Ali Koiki rumours on our behalf, no one has contacted us.
“It’s really nice that the players we have bought in feel coming here will help develop them and their careers.
“Some of the agents we have dealt with over the last 18 months know how we work to develop players and first and foremost we treat them like human beings, not just as players.
“We feel we go that extra mile to help players develop the best they can, that’s really important to us and I feel the way we treat people even before they get on the grass is getting fed back.”