DANNY SCHOFIELD was the name on everybody's lips after Saturday's stalemate.
While the player himself was whipped away to receive the sponsors' man of the match award, both managers and Town star Andy Booth spoke in glowing terms of the 66th-minute scorer.
The leveller was only Schofield's second goal of the season (his first came in the early 2-2 draw at Brentford).
But Town boss Peter Jackson will be hoping the 26-year-old, who bagged 10 last time around, can reach double figures again.
Schofield has been struggling for form of late, and had it not been for Chris Brandon's one-match ban, might not have made a first start in four games against Northampton.
The left-sided midfielder took his chance to impress, and Jackson noted: "Danny is well capable of playing like that, both in terms of creating goals and scoring them.
"He does brilliant things at times, but he hasn't been doing it consistently enough.
"Hopefully he will start to find some form now because when he plays like that, he's a threat to any side."
Teammate Booth added: "It was great to see Danny make the breakthrough, because I think we were all starting to fear it wasn't going to be our afternoon.
"He had a great game, and on his day, he's a brilliant player.
"I believe Danny has got the best feet in this division, and maybe the Championship as well."
Northampton chief John Gorman, the former England coach, admitted: "Schofield was very good, and both their widemen (Matt Young was the other) caused problems.
"Huddersfield used the flanks well.
"They got some very good diagonal balls into our penalty box and played off Andy Booth.
"They pinned us back for long spells, and we rode our luck at times, but credit to my lads for defending well and looking dangerous on the counter-attack.
"That's 11 away games in the league now and only one defeat. It's promotion form, and it's only our home performances which are letting us down."
While it was an improved display, Town have still gone eight games, seven of them in League I, without a win, and remain 17th in the table.
"I was encouraged by our performance, but I won't be happy until we start winning again," added Jackson.
"We certainly created enough chances to have got all three points, and we could have won by five, but they just wouldn't go in.
"I had been telling the lads all week that we needed to get in more crosses, and we did that. Andy Booth caused havoc in their area.
"I had also been saying all week that we couldn't afford to concede the first goal, yet we did just that again.
"That was disappointing, but at least the players showed some character to fight back and the crowd stuck with us as well, which was heartening.
"I think they appreciated that we really gave it a go, and I'm disappointed we didn't win for them, because they deserve some reward for keeping faith in us."