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I'm Happy For The Supporters - Bignot

21 January 2017

Marcus Bignot looks back on Town's 2-0 win against The Magpies.

BOSS Marcus Bignot was delighted with the 2-0 victory over Notts County at Blundell Park on Saturday afternoon, stating that he was most happy for the supporters.

Goals from Omar Bogle and Scott Vernon sealed the victory on the day and speaking after the game, Bignot said: ''I'm happy for the supporters.


"They have had a season of celebration, but they haven't gone home happy after too many home games so I'm delighted for them first and foremost.


"Individually and collectively, there were plenty of encouraging signs and to see Shaun Pearson spray the ball like he did, what a player!

New signings Jamey Osborne and Chris Clements came straight into the side in midfield, with striker Akwasi Asante having to settle for a place on the substitutes bench, but Bignot believes that that the new players gave a positive first impression to the supporters.


He said: ''Hopefully they’ve seen glimpses; I thought at times we were able to penetrate more centrally from midfield.


   ‘’You saw Jamie, he’s had a major contribution to both goals and that’s from your midfielder and to be fair to Scott Vernon, Clem and Ozzy, they’ve not had a lot of game time and we were wary of that going into the game that those changes might have to be made, so they’re gonna get better and better.


Bignot was also happy to see both of his forwards getting on the scoresheet, with Scott Vernon hitting his first for the club in the second half.


"Further forward, it's always pleasing when you win a game and both of your strikers score,'' said the Town boss.


''Scott Vernon’s one of those players that you ask other players, they’ll like playing with him and we put him in and for several reasons, which we’re not gonna say because we’d be telling the opposition why but he will ultimately be judged on the goals he scores.

''He does a lot more for the team but I’m delighted for him because he will be judged on goals.

In terms of more players coming into and leaving the club, Bignot is still looking for new faces, and also admitted that he has already had discussions with some of the club's players about their current situations.

He said: ''I still think all honesty, we still need to bring in some physicality into the group and some balance into the group so whether that’s in this window or in the summer, certainly from our point of view in terms of options and different systems, to be successful and hopefully a couple of players can bring that in.


‘’There will be honest conversations to be had and all I can do is be honest and fair to the players and tell them the situation they’re in at this moment in time.

''If there’s a situation to go and play football elsewhere and to go on a contract elsewhere then I’m for the player as well.

''I understand its their livelihood so I don’t wanna mess about with that and I’m gonna be up front, fair and honest.


‘’In football, the higher that you go up, money is insignificant to Premiership clubs and Chsmpioship clubs in terms of supporters, and its probably looked upon where supporters don’t really have a say.

  ''The fans here can see that their money is going into the squad and hopefully they’ve been encouraged with the players we’ve brought in and going some way to creating a squad that is hopefully gonna be successful.

 Asked how important getting the victory was after last week's setback against Exeter City, Bignot said: ''It was massive and I would’ve taken a scrappy 1-0 off of someone’s backside .


"The result was more important than the performance today because its important that you don’t lose back-to-back games.


''But I felt there was a performance to go with the result at times and some promising things."

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