Lawson D’Ath has vowed to maintain his hard work ethic at the Cobblers after signing a contract at the club which will run until 2016.
D’Ath, who was originally on a contract until the January transfer window, was this week rewarded for his performances so far this season with an extended deal on improved terms.
The 21-year-old has been used primarily as a substitute during his time at Northampton so far - and in a variety of positions - but has still managed to score four times.
He has vowed to continue working hard to ensure the contract is not his last at the club.
“I don’t want to relax on it, I want to push myself over the next two years and make sure I get another new contract,” said D’Ath, who was taken on by Town after a successful trial spell.
“I know in myself that I need to keep myself going and that I need to keep working hard. The aim for us boys is to go as high as we can and you don’t get that without hard work.”
D’Ath will travel with the squad to Morecambe this weekend where they will bid to make an instant recovery from the 5-4 home loss to Accrington last time out.
The Cobblers have not lost consecutive games under manager Chris Wilder but D’Ath knows consistency is vital if such statistics are to be maintained.
“It’s about trying to find that consistency now,” he said. “Whatever the gaffer picks is his decision but for me I want to get myself in the team and make sure that I stay in the team too.
“If you’re not starting you need to show a good reaction to get back into the team. I like to think I’ve done that whenever I’ve had to.”