Jon Brady said his side showed great character to rescue a point from Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Newport County.
Trailing 1-0 going into second half stoppage time Sam Hoskins' 12th goal of the season rescued a point for the Cobblers.
“We were lacklustre in the first half and that wasn’t good enough,” he said.
“The goal we conceded was really poor and we are leaking too many poor goals at the moment.
“We gave ourselves an up hill battle but when you draw a game that maybe you should lose that shows immense character.
“We never stopped believing, Max Dyche came on right at the end and he disrupted their defence. Sam rescued us in the end, he sniffed the goal out brilliantly and it was brilliant technique to keep his shot down.
“Lee Burge made some great saves, we know it wasn’t good enough in the first half and that’s why we made the changes we did.
“It’s a couple of weeks now to our next league game and that will be of huge benefit to us. The last three months have been brutal and hopefully now we are moving into November we can start getting a few players back.
“It felt disjointed today, there was no fluidity and energy about us but the positive is we have come away with a point.”