Jon Brady previews the club’s 125th anniversary fixture against fellow promotion contenders Tranmere Rovers at Sixfields and says that while Saturday will be a day of celebration for the club, the full focus of the squad will be on trying to secure three points as second plays third.
“It is a big day for the football club but our focus is purely on trying to get the three points,” he said.
“The club has a lot of good things planned, we are all looking forward to the occasion and I’m sure there will be a bumper crowd in.
“Saturday is a huge milestone for the football club and it’s a massive honour for me to be the manager.
“I’m following in the footsteps of some great names who have achieved a lot and I’m honoured to be in this position.
“There are so many great things about this football club and the family feel we have. The club does a lot of fantastic work in the community that should be shouted about a lot more.
“Saturday is a big day for the club and I’m honoured to be a part of it."
The Cobblers go into Saturday’s game one place and one point above Rovers in the league.
“A win for either side would be massive and I’m sure both teams will be going for the three points.
“We are really looking forward to being at home in front of a big crowd and hopefully the fans can act as a twelfth man and drive us on.
“In my opinion who ever performs to their best on the day will win the game, Tranmere’s record mirrors ours a little bit and overall they have been consistent enough to be up there.
“We’ve only lost two of our last twelve games and there is a lot to be positive about.
“We have the best defensive record and our goal difference is right up there.
“Every single game we set out to win, sometimes it doesn’t happen but that is always our approach.”