Goalkeeper Max Thompson has returned to Newcastle United at the conclusion of his loan spell.
Thompson made 20 appearances for the Cobblers during the first half of the season, and manager Jon Brady said the loan was a success for all parties.
"Max has really progressed well in his time here," he said.
"Once again, it shows how we as a club can help develop young players and he returns to Newcastle a better player for his time here.
"Max was good for us and we were good for him and such was his progress, Newcastle want to have him around their first team squad.
"We thank Max for his efforts and we thank Newcastle for allowing us to borrow him. We are delighted we have Lee Burge available again and Max returns with our very best wishes for the future."