Trinity boss Steve Housham focused on a winning start to season

Action from Gainsborough Trinity v Gloucester at the Northolme. Trinity manager Steve Housham.
Action from Gainsborough Trinity v Gloucester at the Northolme. Trinity manager Steve Housham.

Gainsborough manager Steve Housham admits that he ‘does not expect anything different’ from Worcester City in the first game of the new season.

Speaking exclusively to the standard, the Blues boss believed that the side who did the double over Trinity last year, will not spring any surprises ahead of the National League Season.

He said: “I don’t expect anything different from them. They’ll try and play, they are a good footballing side and had a good run last year in the cup competitions but it’s the first game of the season.”

One surprise which Trinity may spring is the signing of trialist Nicholas Bignall.

Bignall, who was not offered a deal by Lincoln City last week, caught the attention during an all action display against Sheffield United.

The former Reading youngster, who scored twice in the League Cup for them, hit the post in the first half and received a standing ovation when substituted.

Housham was equally impressed by him.

He said: “Looking at that performance, I will talk to the chairman today to try and sort accommodation out for him as that is the deal with Lincoln. He is staying over there and he could be a good stop gap for us and it will help Lincoln City out and Nick as it will put him in the shop window. He is someone we are looking to get on board.”

With the new season only a matter of days away and after a pre season where Trinity have struggled with injuries, Housham believes that come next week, the squad will be ready for the visit of Worcester.

“Every manager will be going to sleep on the Friday hoping that they win the first game on the saturday.

“We will try our best and it will be a tough game for us. It’s a mental thing this pre-season, it’s just about getting through it.

“When there are three points at stake, that’s when the players mindsets really shape up and think, I want the three points.”