Bignall back in style for reserves
Striker Bignall has been on loan at Stockport for the first part of this season but was forced to end his spell early because of an injury.
However he returned for the reserves on Monday against Southampton and sent a message out to watching caretaker manager Brian McDermott, grabbing a hat trick.
James Henry, who has also been out on loan, featured in the game in the right hand side of midfield and he was joined in a youthful looking side by first team players Ben Hamer, Alex Pearce and Shaun Cummings.
The game ended 3-2 to the Royals and Eamon Dolan celebrated a win in his first game in charge of the reserves.