Notts County defender Mike Edwards is wary of the threat beleaguered Northampton Town will pose when the sides meet at Meadow Lane on Saturday.
The Cobblers face a winding-up petition on 30 November over unpaid tax, but have won four of their last five games to move up to third in League Two.
Edwards told BBC Radio Nottingham: "I had it when I was at Hull and we didn't get paid for about three months.
"The club was nearly going out of the league, but we showed our best form."
He added: "We won five or six games on the spin and got ourselves up the table and finished in a great position. It can bring unity."