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
9. 2017/18 - 51 points
Cobblers' most recent season in League One ended in disappointment, finishing 22nd on 47 points. Oldham also went down with 50 along with MK Dons (45) and Bury (36). A final day win kept Rochdale (51) up.
10. 2018/19 - 51 points
An incredibly tight finish at the bottom as three teams finished on 50 points with Plymouth going down on goal difference, joined by Walsall (47), Scunthorpe (46) and Bradford (41).
11. What does it mean for Cobblers?
On average, 49 points has been enough to survive in League One over the last decade. That means Cobblers require 16 points - four wins and four draws or five wins and one draw - from their final 11 games to beat the drop.