Jon Brady was a proud man as he reflected on Saturday’s goalless draw at Leyton Orient.
The Cobblers, who played the majority of the second half down to ten men following Ben Fox’s sending off, battled hard and showed great resilience to come away from East London with a point.
“Considering the circumstances with the sending off it’s a terrific point,” he said.
“The red card was very unjust but the way the players organised themselves and implemented what we wanted was excellent.
“There was nothing in the challenge from Ben, no one from Orient reacted and I really felt for Foxy today.
"I got booked but if I am not going to protect my players after that then I should not be the manager of this football club.
“It was a great performance from us and there was no way we were going to concede a goal today. All the players worked extremely hard and I’m proud of every single one of them.
“We restricted Orient to efforts from distance and still looked dangerous on the counter.
“Orient are a good side with fantastic players for this level and for us to do what we did today was a terrific effort.
“We just keep rolling with the punches coming up with great performances and we are right in the mix.”