COLBY Bishop can now add Bolton Wanderers to the list of sides he has scored a brace against in League One.

The striker was a teacher and playing in the National League North until Accrington Stanley signed him in the summer.

Bishop has since gone on to score eight times in England's third tier with two of them coming in Saturday's 7-1 hammering of Bolton.

"I always had the thought in my mind that I could get here. Days like this are very special to me," said Bishop. "It’s a big leap up and to score two goals against a big club like Bolton, it means a lot to me.

"When there’s a big crowd like that here, the place is rocking, and I love that atmosphere and I’m never someone who’s going to shy away from it. I enjoyed it."

Bishop has an ambitious target of 20 goals for the season and is almost at the half way point in that goal.

The striker kept his nerve when converting a penalty in front of the away following as he was made to wait for Josh Earl to be shown a red card.

"It feels good, but still, there’s a couple of chances that I could’ve had in this game," added the Reds striker.

"I know you can’t score everyone. 20 was always the target at the start of the season and hopefully, I can get a bit closer to that before January comes.

"It’s always hard when you’re waiting longer.

"Their players are saying that I was going to miss it and there were bottles being thrown on the pitch, but you’ve just got to blank that out. "At the end of the day, you’re 12 yards, you’ve just got to hit the ball well and hope it goes in."

Stanley had gone over five and a half games without scoring a goal until Bishop scored from the spot - he highlighted how it was a feeling of relief.

"I think relief plays a big part in it. We’ve had some tough results recently," he said. "We’ve been working hard at the training ground, in for extra time and I think it paid off today.

"We worked well as a team. Their assistant manager said it’s like we had 13 players to their 10. I think it was like that because of our hard work."