Joe Widdowson is confident the Cobblers can move out of the Sky Bet League Two relegation zone with a victory over Wycombe Wanderers at Sixfields on Saturday.
Town play host to a Wycombe side who have failed to win in eight league games and could move out of the bottom two with a win.
Such an outcome would be a welcome early Christmas present for the club’s long-suffering supporters and provide the players with a psychological boost ahead of three festive fixtures in the space of eight days.
“We know that if we get the victory then all of a sudden everything will feel a lot better,” said the left-back.
“If we get the three points then the draw we got at Bury will seem like a good point.
“It would be nice to get out of the bottom two and we know we’re not far away from doing that.
“It would give us a little mental boost and we’re confident we can get out of the situation that we’re in.”