MANAGER Keith Curle says the best is yet to come from his Northampton Town side after they drew 0-0 with Bury on Tuesday night.

The former Carlisle United boss was appointed at Sixfields Stadium on Monday, October 1, replacing Dean Austin in the hot seat.

The 54-year-old has signed a deal until the end of the 2018/19 season and has been tasked with turning the Cobblers' faltering start to the campaign around.

In 10 contests, they had managed a solitary win, four draws and five defeats since their return to the fourth tier this season.

After taking his team for the first time during the week, and opting not to watch from the stands, Curle says he is happy with the result as a starting point to build his team on.

“I’m pleased with the foundation we have laid down but there is a lot more to come,” he said.

“I’ve been pleased with the reaction of the players and Tuesday night was a good starting point. I thought we gave a good account of ourselves and Bury left the stadium having earned a point.

“After I accepted the job the easy thing would have been to watch Tuesday’s game from the Directors Box but that’s not me.

"I wanted to get started straight away and I think that was the right thing to do."

The Cobblers will bring some familiar faces within their team too, with a trio of former Town players on their books.

Most notably, former striker Andy Williams returns, while defender Jordan Turnbull is also set for a reunion, as is combative midfielder Yaser Kasim.

Despite the lack of time he has had to work with his new crop of players, Curle says his aim is to hit the ground running this Saturday.

“Ideally all managers and coaches want time with the players but with the little time I had with them they were very receptive and they took everything on board," said the former Manchester City man.

“I’ve got an idea how I want the game to be played but I credit myself as being an adaptable coach.

I want my team to play free flowing, entertaining, attractive football but that’s something that evolves over time."