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...
5. Colchester United
Manager: Hayden Mullins.
Home ground: JobServe Community Stadium. Promotion odds: 9/2. Last season's finish: 20th. Signings: Luke Chambers, Luke Hannant, Cole Skuse, Freddie Sears, Alan Judge, Frank Nouble.
One to watch: Noah Chilvers. Prediction: 20th.
6. Crawley Town
Manager: John Yems. Home ground: Broadfield Stadium. Promotion odds: 8/1. Last season's finish: 12th. Signings: Harry Ransom, Jack Payne, Owen Gallacher, Blondy Nna Noukeu (loan).
One to watch: Nick Tsaroulla.
7. Exeter City
Manager: Matt Taylor. Home ground: St James Park. Promotion odds: 11/4. Last season's finish: 9th. Signings: Scott Brown, Josh Coley, Jevani Brown, Callum Rowe, George Ray, Pierce Sweeney, Sam Nombe, Timothée Dieng, Jonathan Grounds.
One to watch: Sam Nombe. Prediction: 2nd.
8. Forest Green Rovers
Manager: Rob Edwards. Home ground: The New Lawn Stadium. Promotion odds: 10/3. Last season's finish: 6th. Signings: Opi Edwards, Regan Hendry, Sadou Diallo, Jack Aitchison (loan).
One to watch: Nicky Cadden. Prediction: 5th.