Chris Wilder is confident his wingers can maintain their supply lines to the strikers as the Cobblers go in search of a third successive league win this weekend.
Kaid Mohamed and Chris Hackett were key players in Town’s success at Dagenham at the weekend, with the former providing the cross for Marc Richards’ first goal.
Both also had chances to score themselves, especially Hackett, who is now totally free of injury and appears to be getting back to the form he showed in his debut season with the Cobblers.
Town’s goalscoring ability has been questioned this season but they put together some good attacking combinations at Dagenham and Wilder is confident they have learned the lesson of previous games when their quality of delivery was not as good.
“The disappointing thing in the Shrewsbury game was that we didn’t get any crosses into the box,” he said. “And I said to Marc (Richards) at the end that he must have been going mad because he didn’t have anything to feed on.
“The strikers will do all the work they need to do outside the box to get us up the pitch but then we need to get it into them with quality from wide areas.
“We didn’t do that against Shrewsbury, there was a little bit more of it against Exeter and on Saturday we got the ball out to the two wides and they got it into the box with quality.
“It’s important that we cross it with quality and that we fill the box when it comes in. These are things that we do work on and that you do notice when you don’t do it right.”