Nicholas Bignall

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Nicholas Bignall
Personal information
Full name Nicholas Colin Bignall[citation needed]
Date of birth (1990-07-11) 11 July 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Reading, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Basingstoke Town
Youth career
000?–2008 Reading
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Reading 1 (0)
2008 Northampton Town (loan) 5 (1)
2009 Cheltenham Town (loan) 13 (1)
2009 Stockport County (loan) 11 (2)
2010 Southampton (loan) 3 (0)
2010–2011 Bournemouth (loan) 5 (0)
2011 Brentford (loan) 6 (0)
2011 Exeter City (loan) 3 (0)
2011 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 1 (0)
2014– Basingstoke Town 9 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:03, 8 April 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Nicholas Colin Bignall (born 11 July 1990) is an English footballer who plays for Basingstoke Town as a forward.

Career[edit]

Born in Reading, Berkshire,[citation needed] Bignall was top scorer for the Reading under-18s in the 2006–07 and 2007–08 seasons.[1] He signed a two-year professional contract in 2008,[2] and, before making an appearance for Reading, was loaned out to Northampton Town, scoring his first senior goal against Leeds United.[3] He was loaned out again in January 2009 to Cheltenham Town, where he scored once against Hartlepool United.[4]

He scored twice on his debut for Reading at home to Burton Albion in the first round of the League Cup on 11 August 2009.[5] Later that month he joined Stockport County on loan until January,[6] scoring on his debut against Crewe Alexandra in the Football League Trophy.[7] His first league goal for Stockport came in the 2–1 win over Leyton Orient in September 2009.[8]

On 8 October 2010, Bignall signed for Southampton on a one-month loan.[9] He returned to Reading in November and was soon loaned out again, joining Bournemouth for a month.[10]

In June 2013 Bignall was released by Reading,[11] though he remained at the club on a non-contract basis to undergo rehabilitation on an injury which he sustained in his final loan spell at Wycombe Wanderers in October 2011. More than two years since his last game, he made his return in a Reading under-21s friendly against Swindon Town in December 2013 and scored a goal.[12]

In March 2014 he joined Basingstoke Town.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 5 April 2014[14][15]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Reading 2008–09 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Championship 1 0 0 0 2 2 3 2
2010–11 Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 4 2
Northampton Town (loan) 2008–09 League One 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2008–09 League One 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
Stockport County (loan) 2009–10 League One 11 2 1 0 0 0 1[a] 1 13 3
Southampton (loan) 2010–11 League One 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Bournemouth (loan) 2010–11 League One 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Brentford (loan) 2010–11 League One 6 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 7 0
Exeter City (loan) 2011–12 League One 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 2011–12 League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Basingstoke Town 2013–14 Conference South 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Career total 52 4 3 0 4 2 2 1 61 7
  1. ^ a b Appearance in the Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nicholas Bignall". Reading F.C. Archived from the original on 27 July 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Striker Nicholas Bignall signs Reading extension". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Northampton Town 2-1 Leeds United". BBC Sport. 25 November 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Cheltenham Town 2-0 Hartlepool United". BBC Sport. 14 March 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Reading 5–1 Burton Albion". BBC Sport. 11 August 2009. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Bignall makes Stockport loan move". BBC Sport. 31 August 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "Crewe Alexandra 1-4 Stockport County". BBC Sport. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Stockport County 2-1 Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. 19 September 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Reading's Nicholas Bignall joins Southampton FC on loan". Southern Daily Echo. 8 October 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  10. ^ "Nicholas Bignall signs on loan". A.F.C. Bournemouth. 12 November 2010. Archived from the original on 14 November 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2010. 
  11. ^ "Premier League free transfer list 2012/13" (PDF). The Premier League. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Bignall back in 4–2 win". Reading F.C. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  13. ^ Boyman, John (21 March 2014). "Basingstoke Town sign former Reading striker Nicholas Bignall". Basingstoke Gazette. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  14. ^ "Nicholas Bignall". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  15. ^ "N. Bignall". Soccerway. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 

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