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Turner shrugs off record

16 September 2012

Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner was more disappointed with the manner of his side's 1-0 home defeat against Scunthorpe than the fact it brought an end to their proud unbeaten home record.

Town tasted defeat for the first time in 34 matches on their own turf courtesy of a fifth-minute header from Leon Clarke.

"I don't think we even think about that," said Turner after a first home defeat in 18 months.

"What we've lost is three points. It's probably other people who take a look at it and think it's been a while since we lost at home.

"To me that's not important. We've not played very well and we've lost the points from that match. That's the crucial thing.

"The two features of our play so far this season is we've been able to create chances without putting them away and Chris Weale has had very few saves to make during the course of the previous five games.

"Those two aspects that were so good early on have been poor. What we have to do now is look at ways of putting it right."

Scunthorpe boss Alan Knill was the manager in the opposition dugout the last time Shrewsbury lost at home when he led Bury to a 3-0 victory at the Greenhous Meadow in March 2011.

"We're delighted and that's our season up and running," said Knill. "It's taken a while but I thought we were good from start to finish.

"We can all build from it, that's our first clean sheet, and if you want to do anything, to be successful, that's what you have to build from because we know we've got some players who can score. This was a big step for the group. It was a brilliant three points that we wanted and I think we deserved."


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