Town are currently outside the bottom four on goal difference only with 11 games of the season to go. But how many points are usually required to stay up? We take a look back at the last 10 seasons* to see what Cobblers need to do to preserve their League One status...
*Excludes last season which was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic
1. 2009/10 - 51 points
On a frantic final day, Gillingham (50) dropped into League Two on goal difference. Wycombe (45), Southend (43) and Stockport (25) were also all relegated.
2. 2010/11 - 48 points
Walsall survived on the final day of the season with 48 points, one more than fourth-from-bottom Dagenham & Redbridge and another two clear of Bristol Rovers. Making up the bottom four were Plymouth (42) and Swindon (41).
3. 2011/12 - 44 points
Leyton Orient finished one place outside the relegation zone with 50 points, but only 44 were required to beat the drop. Wycombe went down with 43 while Chesterfield (42), Exeter (42) and Rochdale (38) joined them back in League Two.
4. 2012/13 - 49 points
A few more points were required to survive in this particular season. Scunthorpe were the final team to go down with 48, three adrift of Colchester. Bury (41), Hartlepool (41) and Portsmouth (32), who had a points deduction, were also relegated.