Reading, Northampton Town, Cheltenham Town, Stockport County, Southampton, Wycombe Wanderers
Born in Reading, Berkshire, Bignall was top scorer for the Reading under-18s in the 2006–07 and 2007–08 seasons. He signed a two-year professional contract in 2008, and, before making an appearance for Reading, was loaned out to Northampton Town, scoring his first senior goal against Leeds United he was loaned out again in January 2009 to Cheltenham Town, where he scored once against Hartlepool United. 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.
More recently, Nicholas is very much a part of the Crusaders squad although out on loan at Gosport for part of last season has now returned rejuvenated to the Crusaders.