Chris Wilder is not ready to fully call time on the Cobblers’ January transfer activity but will not be making a move for Wrexham striker Connor Jennings.
Wilder has signed three new players in the window – Jason Taylor, Ricky Holmes and Brendan Moloney – and allowed a fourth to leave this week, with David Moyo seeing his contract cancelled to pave the way for a permanent move to Brackley Town.
The manager said on Saturday that he will not enter the market to replace Kaid Mohamed, who will miss the next three months of action after an operation on a broken metatarsal in his right foot.
But he is keeping his options open on that front, and will speak to chairman David Cardoza if he identities a suitable potential signing.
“It’s never really done, you’ve always got to be looking and if something comes up then I will always ask the question,” he said.
“There comes a point where you have to have a steady and settled group of players but I think you always need to know what’s out there to give you a lift.
“If something comes up that you think will make you better then you have to look at those opportunities.
“The chairman has always listened to me on that, and he has done so with other managers as well, and he has the ultimate decision.
“But I don’t think I’d be doing my job if I said that was us done and that’s us as the finished article, because we’re not.
“There is a lot of work to be done. Performances have been lifted and we need to maintain that standard and see if we can raise the bar in terms of what we have here.”
Jennings, however, is not a player on the club’s radar despite being linked with a switch from the Red Dragons this week.
Bury and Mansfield were also named as being interested in Jennings, who has scored three goals in 29 appearances so far this season.