Stockport boss Jim Gannon expressed his satisfaction with his team's season so far after the 1-1 home draw against Northampton.
Leon McSweeney bagged a 75th-minute equaliser to cancel out Karl Hawley's opener for the Cobblers.
"I think we've got a fair collection of points and we're in a respectable position in the table," he said.
"Whether we're going to be classed as serious contenders this season I don't know, but I'm delighted with the start we've had.
"If we keep working hard we'll continue to improve."
The point leaves the newly-promoted outfit 10th in League One with nine points from their opening six games.
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