Northampton chairman David Cardoza has paid tribute to manager Aidy Boothroyd on the eve of his one-year anniversary at the club.
Boothroyd was appointed Cobblers boss on November 29 last year and went on to successfully steer the club clear of relegation.
Town have made further improvements this season with a host of new faces and currently lie three points off the play-off places.
"Aidy does an awful lot of work behind the scenes that the fans don't necessarily see," Cardoza told the Northampton Chronicle.
"He's been a fantastic signing for us and he's turned us from a club that was in - not quite disarray - but looking at the Conference, to one that is upset that we didn't win on Saturday to go third or fourth.
"There was a real fear because we were only going one way. We knew Aidy would take some time to do well after replacing Gary Johnson and a couple of months into it we were still bottom of the league - but we've come a long way."