Manager Simon Grayson knows what to expect when his team travel to the Ricoh Arena on Saturday, after two dramatic games last season.
The first at Sixfields produced an eight goal thriller ending in a 4-4 draw with the return leg ending with a controversial Coventry equaliser in the seventh minute of added time.
"We had two tough games against them last season, and lots of late incidents, most notably the one at home where they scored with a screamer from 30-odd yards to equalise in the 97th minute.
"They are a good hard working team, some good players, moved a few players on, brought a few new players in, they are certainly a threat and they could be up there by the end of the season.
"Hopefully we can put on a real good solid defensive performance and also when we get chance to keep the ball we will keep it and be patient.
"Hopefully then we can go and cause them problems because they will be very respectful of what we've got in our ranks with the armory
that we've got to try and cause them problems."
To hear some from Simon Grayson on this weekend's trip to Coventry City and his current selection decisions go to PNE Player for the extended interview.