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I'm Falling In Love With This Town - Bignot

2 December 2016

Marcus Bignot says that he has had a very productive week - on and off of the training field - getting to know his players a little bit more. He also says that he can't wait for the forthcoming games against Portsmouth and Doncaster Rovers, and he says that he is falling in love with the town. 

Speaking on Mariners Player, he said: "We've been working hard, we've had some much needed time on the pitch and some much needed time inside as well. It's been a really good week, it's been a long one. It's been an opportunity for me to get to know the players more, and also for them to get to know me more as well. It's been really worth while, it's been a most satisfying week."

Speaking about the injury situation, he said: "Sean McAllister and Ben Davies will probably come back sooner than expected. That will be good to have those two experienced players, who have won promotions, who have got that experience. I'm really looking forward to seeing them on the training field. It will be an opportunity for me to sit down and have a good chat with them as well."

Marcus has since confirmed that Dominic Vose is set for some time on the sidelines after tearing a muscle in his thigh. 

How will Omar Bogle react to the speculation linking him with a move away from the club?

"I've had him for three years prior to this. He was linked to clubs the moment he walked through the door. I'm used to it, he's used to it. All I know is that Omar is fully focused on the job at hand. Like myself, he will give everything to this football club. Again, I've had a good sit down with Omar, just like the rest of them. I'm happy where his head's at. Yes he's scoring goals, but we want more from him as well. He can do that and it's something to be encouraged and be positive about."

The links to Championship clubs will give Omar a boost. 

"What a great confidence boost it is for him to have those links. For me he is better than this level, that is there for everyone to see. There's so much huge potential there. He can go as far as he wants to go. We certainly know that it is further than this level, that is for sure."

The Town boss can't wait for the upcoming Portsmouth and Doncaster Rovers games, and he admits that he is falling in love with the town.    

"What a game. I'm like a supporter as well, in terms of you look and we've waited so long to get back into the Football League. I'm sure this is one of those fixtures that you would look forward to and go "when have we got Portsmouth at home." And to have it so near to Christmas. 

"There's going to be two good football teams out on that pitch, but there's going to be two very good sets of supporters. It's going to be a game in itself off the pitch, in terms of the atmosphere that both sets of supporters are going to create. I can't wait for our boys to out-sing them from start to finish, and hopefully we can out-work Portsmouth from start to finish. Together, let's hope we can get a positive performance on the pitch and off the pitch. 

"Then we go to Doncaster. I can't wait to see that away support. Unbelievable! I'm certainly falling in love with this town. I'm telling you, Dale, I've got a sneaky feeling that I'm falling in love. I can feel those butterflies. Long may it continue."    

Watch the whole interview on Mariners PlayerHD.

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