The Cobblers return to League Two action at Sixfields on Saturday looking to bounce back from defeats against Oxford and Leyton Orient.
Yates, in keeping with a number of managers who have faced Town this season, has warned of their danger from set-pieces and the threat of striker Bayo Akinfenwa.
Quoted on http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/story-17522541-detail/story.html? he said: "They are a big, strong side and they will put throws into the box from the halfway line.
"When I say throws, they are like bombs and they score directly from them."
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