Jon Brady is looking forward to another big crowd and a roaring Sixfields atmosphere for Saturday’s home game against Portsmouth.
“It’s great to see the optimism from our fans, we are getting some big crowds in and Saturday is set up to be a great day,” he said.
“First and foremost we know we need to put in the hard work but recent results have set us up with a good belief.
“We are coming up against a really top side but if we perform to our best and Portsmouth maybe have a bit of an off day there is no reason why we can’t get at least a point if not all three.
“Portsmouth are up there for a reason, their remit is totally different to ours but in football we proved at Blackpool that we can compete with anyone in this league.
“We’ve ridden through a couple of storms already this season but we are in a good moment right now and why not have that belief that you can compete against the top sides? We go out to try and win every game, sometimes it might not look like that but over the last two years more often than not we’ve got it right.
“It was a very good performance on Tuesday night, I was really pleased with how we set up and implemented our game plan. The boys worked hard, they took on board what we said but when you are out there doing it there are so many different variables.
“We grew into the game and there was a real confidence and belief about us. It’s a result that can give us the confidence that we can compete with the top teams but we know we need to do that consistently.
“We are on target for where we want to be, we have never stopped believing in the way we want to play and we are now picking up points to go with that.”