Jon Brady says his Northampton side “fear no one” ahead of their trip to Wanderers this weekend.

The Cobblers have won four of their opening 11 league games as they aim to build on last season’s promotion from the fourth tier.

Brady’s side suffered a 1-0 defeat at Shrewsbury in their last outing, with Daniel Udoh getting the decisive goal in stoppage time.

The Northampton chief wants his side to attack the game but admits they will have to be at their best against the Whites.

“We will approach the game as we always do, to attack it and be at our best,” he told the club website.

“Everyone is still jostling for position and it is still quite early days but Bolton have a great manager and great players and we will need to be at our best on Saturday.

“We believe if we are at our best we can compete with anyone in this league, we are hurting from the game at Shrewsbury and we want to go to Bolton and put in a real top performance.

"As we always say, we respect everyone but we fear no one."

Academy graduate Shaun McWilliams could make his 200th appearance for the club against Ian Evatt’s side.

The midfielder has played nine games this season and was on target against Chelsea Under-21s in the EFL Trophy.

Brady has been impressed with McWilliams’ performances of late but believes he still has more to offer.

“200 games is a really big milestone,” he continued. “Shaun has the ability and I think we’ve really seen that in the last three or four games.

“He is still maturing and learning, and I think he still has a lot of growth to do. But in my opinion, his potential is quite unlimited.

“I believe in him and if he can be consistent with his fitness for the rest of the season it will make a huge difference to us.”

Wanderers ran out 2-1 winners when the sides last met in March 2017 thanks to goals from Adam Le Fondre and Filipe Morais.