Writing his regular BBC Column Bloomfield says of Town: '(They) are a team that have shocked everyone by being at the wrong end of the table so far.
'To lose in the play-off final after such a long, hard season must be heartbreaking. Inevitably that will have left a hangover going into the new season.
Couple that with injuries to some important players, including their two strikers Clive Platt and Roy Donovan, and it's maybe not surprising things haven't quite gone to plan this time around.
'I watched them in their FA Cup game against Bishop's Stortford and I fully expect them to pull clear of the relegation zone.'
Source: Cobblers Mad