Former Reading FC youngster Nick Bignall delighted to get first goal for Gainsborough Trinity

Gainsborough Trinity v Worcester City.Nicholas Bignall gets close to goalkeeper Nathan Vaughan
Gainsborough Trinity v Worcester City.Nicholas Bignall gets close to goalkeeper Nathan Vaughan

Gainsborough striker Nick Bignall admitted that he was “over the moon” to get his first goal for the club.

The former Reading youngster pounced on a defensive mistake to slide the ball through the goalkeepers legs and open the scoring in the defeat to Harrogate on Tuesday night.

Bignall admitted that it had been in the back of his mind since he joined the club last week.

He said: “As a striker you are judged on your goals so to get off the mark, I’m over the moon.”

“It plays on your mind when you join a new club and I hope to get a lot more goals.”

Bignall has operated as a both a striker and a wide man in the opening two fixtures.

On his best position, he said: “I’m usually a centre forward, either in a 4-4-2 or up top on my own but I had to do a job for the time on the wing. We had to try something different in both games to get back in the game.

“As long as I get the ball I don’t really mind where I play to be honest. The second half against Worcester I got to see a lot more of the ball and got some crosses in and was happy with my performance. Anywhere I can get the ball and get some shots in and play, I’m happy.”

Despite the defeat to Harrogate, Bignall believes they can learn from the display.

He said: “The first game was a tough game and we ground out a draw, a good point for us. Today we are very disappointed, it’s away from home but we should have come away with something. We can learn from that though and take it in to Saturday at Fylde.”