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Another Shrews shut-out pleases Turner

6 January 2013

Manager Graham Turner believes Shrewsbury are moving in the right direction after stretching their unbeaten run to seven games with a goalless draw at struggling Scunthorpe.

Despite dominating most of the possession, Scunthorpe could not make it count, leaving them still with only one home win all season.

Turner said: "We've kept clean sheets in the last three games and broken our duck away from home so it's been a pleasing period. It's looking a lot better than it was a couple of months ago.

"The important thing for us was to take something out of the game. We allowed Scunthorpe a little bit too much room at times, but in the last 10 minutes we had some good opportunities.

"It was a fantastic save from their keeper that kept that really well-struck shot out in the last minute from Jon Taylor - I couldn't see how he could get to it.

"A point here, given all the circumstances, is not a bad result."

Despite the disappointment of wasting a host of chances to win the game, Scunthorpe boss Brian Laws felt he could take plenty of positives from the performance.

"We have had 70% of the ball and created some good chances, but our cutting edge deserted us," Laws.

"Of course it was a game we needed to win and I am disappointed we didn't, but there are plenty of positives we can take from a performance like this. The fans know when we have put on a good shift and they stayed right behind us.

"It's the first time we have kept a clean sheet for some time, so we have got to be happy with that. Our home form has not been good but we have now drawn both games here in 2013, so that is encouraging."

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