Andy King believes the time has now come for the Cobblers to make a decision about who the club’s manager is going to be.
The caretaker boss, with a brutal honesty, is happy to go on record with such views even if it means he will damage his own chances of getting the job.
Town lost at home to York City last weekend and go into their crunch game at Torquay United on Saturday four points adrift of safety in Sky Bet League Two.
The situation has led to sustained calls for clarification on the managerial front, and King has now joined such calls.
“Without a doubt, we need to get players in for longer than a month and I think I need that as well, I can openly say that now,” he said.
“I think a decision needs to be made now. How long can this go on for, this uncertainty? I don’t know if it will cause me trouble to say it but I’m prepared to say it - there needs to be a decision.
“I don’t want to be walking away from home games with some fella shouting ‘taxi for King’, and I will openly say that.
“I wasn’t (comfortable about taking the game on Saturday) but it’s Tuesday now and I’m starting to get the buzz for it. It’s a really touchy one because I don’t want to cut my own throat.
“But this is a really good football club and the decision needs to be made in the interests of the people who work here and who care about it.”