That meant central defender Krystian Pearce had to be content with a place on the bench after his four game ban.
Murray had hinted he may go with three central defenders today and include Pearce and also hinted he may give Adi Yussuf a first League start, but decided in the end to stick with the side that drew 0-0 with Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup last weekend.
NORTHAMPTON: Smith, Moloney, Buchanan, O’Toole, Diamond, McDonald, Byrom, Adams, D’Ath, Potter, Richards. Subs: Clarke, Cresswell, Taylor, Watson, Furlong, Calvert-Lewin, Hoskins.
STAGS: Jensen, Hunt, Collins, Tafazolli, Adams, Chapman, Clements, Rose, Lambe, Westcarr, Green. Subs: Shearer, Pearce, McGuire, N. Thomas, J. Thomas, Yussuf, Blair.