Chairman Kelvin Thomas has praised the impact manager Jon Brady and the management staff have had on the Cobblers and says the squad is in a much better place this summer than 12 months ago.
Brady took the Cobblers to 80 points and a fourth placed finish in his first full season, and the Chairman said that the management staff deserve a lot of credit.
"We did evolve over the season," he said. "We ended the season in great form, the performances against Orient, Exeter and Barrow were excellent and we came through strong. We can't forget that and we should use that moving forward. I think Jon, Colin and the staff deserve a lot of credit and we are in good shape going in to the summer.
"I think we are in better shape this summer than last, we have a stronger base and a good number of players under contract.
"Jon deserves a lot of credit for the progress we have made. We have been speaking to him a lot about what he has done in his first season and I was really pleased to see the reaction of the supporters after the play off games against Mansfield. I think it was good for Jon to see what the fans thought, the work he and the management staff have done was the reason why the fans were so appreciative.
"We have been planning for this summer some time and we are cracking on with those plans. When you get to the play offs it can delay your summer work for a couple of weeks but we had already had some recruitment meetings before the season ended and we have some good targets on our list.
"We have had two good transfer windows behind us and that gives us confidence. We brought in some good players in January but we suffered some bad luck with injuries. Many of them were impact injuries that you cannot legislate for.
"Jon likes to play a certain way, he likes players who are powerful with pace and we need to try and add goals to the team. We were exceptional in certain areas but we want to try and add more goals to the team."