SAINTS have signed striker Nicholas Bignall on loan from Reading.

The 20-year-old has moved to St Mary's on a one-month deal.

Bignall goes straight into the squad for tomorrow's game against Tranmere at St Mary's.

The loan deal is due to expire on November 4.

The striker appeared in court in Reading two days ago, accused of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, a charge he denies.

He is due for trial before Reading Crown Court on December 13, after his initial loan period at Saints has ended.

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