Cobblers boss Rob Page and midfielder Matt Taylor have missed out on claiming the Sky Bet League One monthly awards for September.
The pair were nominated for manager and player of the month respectively, but missed out to Bury’s Dave Flitcroft and Scunthorpe United’s Josh Morris.
Flitcroft led Bury to five wins out of five in September, while Morris - who is set to line up against the Cobblers this weekend - scored five times as the Iron powered on at the top of the table.
And although a disappointment, Page felt the nominations are an indicator of the good progress the Cobblers are making following their promotion from league two in May, and reserved special praise for summer signing Taylor.
“It is a team effort,” said Page, who led the Cobblers to four wins and a defeat in the league in September.
“Matty has been outstanding since he comes into the football club, and not just what he brings on the pitch but off it as well.
“It’s how he conducts himself, how he leads from the front, and it is fantastic to see that from him, along with Revs (Alex Revell).
“He thoroughly deserved the nomination for the goals he has contributed as well, and I am really, really pleased that he got the recognition he deserves.”