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Bignot: Supporters Will Have Gone Home Happy

18 February 2017

BOSS Marcus Bignot was delighted to pick up the 3-0 victory over Mansfield Town on Saturday afternoon, and believes the supporters will have gone home happy after what they saw on display.

A first half goal from Chris Clements against his former club was followed up by a second half brace from loanee Calum Dyson as Town ended Mansfield's nine game unbeaten run at Blundell Park, and speaking after the game, Bignot said:''Obviously the key thing is winning football matches and sending supporters home happy.

'They've gone home happy and they've seen some good football and some drama off the pitch as well, do what a great Saturday afternoon at the BP.''

As the manager stated, there was drama off the field with Stags boss Steve Evans being sent to the stands and his side also being reduced to ten men when Hayden White was dismissed for a second bookable offence, and Bignot added that there was a feisty atmosphere throughout.

He said:''They certainly played up to their roles and it was certainly a bit pantomime but the Mansfield fans came here in their numbers and made it a good atmosphere but we gave as good as we got. 

''You know, all the talk before the game was about how Mansfield have done well and haven't been beaten in 2017. There was talk of play-offs and even automatic and we're only three points behind it now so it's funny the difference a week makes. 

''This time last Saturday, I was the villain and now this week we're three points behind a team who people have been talking about, so hopefully this will give us a bit of belief and we'll move forward with it.

The Town boss believes that his side are starting to show that they can adapt to certain situations based on the opponent, which is what he has been trying to introduce since arriving.

''What you're starting to see now is a physicality and balance to the team,   and players that are technically a lot differently to what this league is about.

''With the first goal, Clem's reverse ball and then Sam Jones showing his a talent a well which leads to a free-kick, I look at that and these are your moments and that's the talent that we're hoping to unleash.

''I think what we'll get now, with Luke Maxwell coming into the building, is a settled eighteen.

'' I did say to one or two that the team is gonna settle down because we've got the ingredients that we want now and and its about going out there and performing.

''What excites me is that I'm already thinking about Tuesday (when Town face Mansfield reserves at Blundell Park).

''We've got a 23 man squad, so I'd advise people to come down and watch because the majority of them can play in the starting eleven so I'm excited with the squad we're building and the progess we're making.'

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