Cobblers, who start by hosting Port Vale at Sixfields, have had a busy summer, but how are their rivals shaping up for the new campaign? We take a detailed look at all 24 clubs here...
Manager: Mark Cooper.
Home ground: Holker Street.
Promotion odds: 10/1.
Last season's finish: 21st. Signings: Offrande Zanzala, Paul Farman, Tom White, Remeao Hutton, Josh Gordon, Mark Ellis, Joe Grayson.
One to watch: Tom White. Prediction: 17th.
2. Bradford City
Manager: Derek Adams.
Home ground: Valley Parade. Promotion odds: 11/4. Last season's finish: 15th.
Signings: Andy Cook, Abo Eisa, Lee Angol, Alex Gilliead, Oscar Threlkeld, Fiacre Kelleher, Liam Ridehalgh, Yann Songo'o.
One to watch: Lee Angol. Prediction: 1st.
3. Bristol Rovers
Manager: Joey Barton. Home ground: Memorial Stadium. Promotion odds: 5/2. Last season's finish: 24th (League One). Signings: Sam Finley, Nick Anderton, Paul Coutts, Mark Hughes, Connor Taylor (loan), Harvey Saunders, James Belshaw, Trevor Clarke, Sion Spence (loan), Luke Thomas (loan), Brett Pittman. One to watch: Sam Finley.
4. Carlisle United
Manager: Chris Beech. Home ground: Brunton Park. Promotion odds: 7/2. Last season's finish: 10th.
Signings: Tristan Abrahams, Corey Whelan, Zach Clough, Manasse Mampala, Lukas Jensen (loan).
One to watch: Zach Clough. Prediction: 13th.