Shaun Harrad believes he has more chance of playing in League One next year after leaving Burton Albion.
Harrad completed his move to Northampton last week an has joined a side six points higher up the table.
He said: "I'd been with Burton for six years and I needed a new challenge.
"I enjoyed every minute there but I am here now and it is definitely a step up.
"I'm not saying Burton can't get up because they are a good side but I see Northampton as a better bet to make the play-offs."