Gregor Robertson insists the Cobblers should not fear any team in Sky Bet League Two despite being on a four-game losing streak.
The defender felt the team took a ‘step in the right direction’ by taking league leaders Luton Town all the way to injury time at Kenilworth Road on Saturday before losing to a Luke Guttridge goal.
It was the second time in away games against the Sky Bet League Two top two that Town have been denied late in the game, having also conceded an equaliser at second-placed Wycombe Wanderers in the eighth minute of time added on.
Robertson does not feel that Northampton should be concerned about the gap between themselves and the top sides that currently exists and is confident the team can still be successful this season.
“I’d say Saturday was slightly different to other games because they didn’t have any chances and when you go to a team that’s at the top and you’re on a bad run but do that, you come in after the game and think that’s a step in the right direction,” he said.
“But it was a sucker punch at the end and I thought we were a bit unlucky.
“I don’t think there’s anything at all to be scared of.
“The top teams are doing what they’re having to do to get results and they must be a good side to be on the run they’re on.
“There’s nothing to fear from any team in this league. That’s the case in most seasons but seems to be especially so this season, there’s no outstanding team.”
Robertson is likely to continue in central defence for the visit of Wimbledon to Sixfields on Saturday and he accepts the team needs to improve their performance levels in the ‘fine margins’ of games if they are to end their four-match losing streak.
“I’m sure you’ll hear a lot of people say there a fine margins in games and especially so when they’re on a bad run,” he said.
“But that really is the case at the moment.
“There have been spells in games where we’ve been good and spells when we haven’t been good but the simple fact of the matter is we’ve not been good enough.
“We’ve let in some soft goals at bad times, we haven’t taken chances to kill games off and so we need to be better at either end of the pitch.”