In a brutally honest interview, he says he was making sure his players were battle ready up until the final kick of the season because he felt their struggle would go down to the wire.
On the evidence on Saturday’s second half, there was few inside the ground who could argue with him.
A 4-0 home defeat to Dagenham means Chester not only missed the chance to move out of the bottom four but also showed the BT Sport viewers where they were going wrong.
Bignot knows the score, it seems.
After the game he was open and honest again, as he told the Chester Chronicle.
“I'm not making excuses because there is a manner in which you lose and they've let themselves down in the second half,” he said.
“They reverted to a type. That's the reason I'm here; because of a second 45 minutes like that. It has to be a blip; it cannot be a common theme.
"And I would suggest it was a blip, in terms of our time here, because we've always bounced back.
“We've not lost back-to-back league games, so it's important against Solihull Moors that we bounce back and not lose, and more importantly for the confidence of the group, that we get a much-needed three points."