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
5. 2013/14 - 48 points
Tranmere (47 points), Carlisle (45), Shrewsbury (42) and Stevenage (42) all returned to League Two, as Notts County (50) survived.
6. 2014/15 - 51 points
A high number of points were needed during this campaign as two teams - Notts County and Crawley Town - went down with 50 points. Leyton Orient (49) could also count themselves unlucky. Yeovil (40) less so.
7. 2015/16 - 47 points
Town's most recent opponents Doncaster Rovers were relegated with 46 points, the same number as Blackpool. Colchester (40) joined them as did Crewe who managed only 34 points. Shrewsbury were fifth-bottom with 50.
8. 2016/17 - 50 points
Port Vale (49), Swindon (44), Coventry (39) and Chesterfield (37) made up the bottom four in this season, with Gillingham (50) surviving by the skin of their teeth.