The City midfielder is likely to start against the Cobblers with Romain Vincelot suspended for the game...
Coventry City midfielder Conor Thomas is determined to put all memories of the Worcester City defeat last season to bed this weekend.
The Sky Blues crashed out of the Emirates FA Cup last season when Conference North side Worcester City recorded a 2-1 win over the Sky Blues at the Ricoh Arena.
Thomas, who didn't play in the game, admitted it was a dark day for the club and says the club should be looking to progress in the competition.
The midfielder said: "The FA Cup is a great competition and is one we definitely want to progress in. Every player looks to the FA Cup to provide you with those big draws.
"It's brilliant when you get to play the big clubs, especially playing against Arsenal and Tottenham in the past. They are also great occasions for the fans and the City.
"It was a dark day for the club. I didn't play but just being around the club at the time, it was a horrible feeling as we all knew we were better than what we produced on the day.
"It shows the importance of being able to perform to your best against lower opposition as the FA Cup brings the best out of every team."
The 22-year old is in line to start against Northampton Town at the Ricoh Arena and says he is determined to take his chance.
He added: "I want to be playing. I don't know if I am yet as we haven't gone through it yet, we will today in training.
"I didn't know that it was his second fifth yellow card but Romain and John have been doing so well so far this season.
"As I've said before, it's important I take any chance I'm given. I've been out of the team but I had a difficult summer with the concussions and I'm still catching up.
"I'm really looking forward to it and hopefully we can progress in the FA Cup this season."