Curle still hopeful of making more additions after double loan signing
The loan signings of striker Callum Morton and midfield James Olayinka do not necessarily signal the end of Keith Curle's transfer business during the current window.
It took Cobblers 25 days to wrap up their first January signing - winger Mark Marshall - but Olayinka, from Premier League Arsenal, and West Brom's Morton make it three in three days and Town could yet strengthen their squad further prior to Friday's 11pm deadline.
The hectic run of upcoming fixtures - six in 18 days - has put a slightly different slant on things but Curle has regularly made it clear that he's looking for quality and not quantity and that remains the case in these final few days.
"We're always watching and we're always asking about the availability of players and now we're still speaking to clubs," he said.
"It can sometimes be a domino effect and we have to wait our turn but the pleasing thing is everything's in order at the football club and we know financially where we're at.
"We know the people that we can compete for and if we get the green light, we're still able to do something. I can speak to the chairman, speak to James (Whiting) and we can compete for player signings that we think can improve us.
"But as we've said before, we don't need people just to come in just to fill spaces, we need people to come in and get into the team."