Luton Town assistant boss Terry Harris hailed his side as they moved to the top of Sky Bet League 2 with a 1-0 win over Northampton Town.With results going in Luton's favour, they leapfrogged both Wycombe and Burton to reach the summit after a seventh straight league triumph.
Harris said: "We'd be lying to say it's not nice to be top of the league, but I would rather be top of the league on May 6 or whenever it is than October 25.
"But it's nice and we're just delighted as there's a full house and to be able to send them away with a win is what we wanted.
"We were saying with 20 minute to go, shall we change our shape and fair shout to John [Stiill], he said let's be bold and we just tucked Gutts into the left channel and pushed Cully [Mark Cullen] up front into a front two and it worked as we got our just rewards."
Meanwhile, Cobblers boss Chris Wilder blamed an inability to take their chances in the big moments for his side's fourth consecutive defeat.
He said: "The big moments of the game, if we're better we win, but we weren't. Their big moment, Guttridge comes on the pitch, fantastic first touch and a fantastic finish and it's decided a tight contest.
"But in the big moments and there has been big moments in the last four or five games that we've had to gain points, to alleviate pressure and to put us in control of games we've not taken.
"That's ultimately why we find ourselves on the back of four defeats."