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A frustrating day - Kenny Jackett

15 March 2014

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett admitted that he was "frustrated" after his Sky Bet League One table toppers saw their club record winning run come to an end with a stalemate against relegation-threatened Shrewsbury at Molineux.

Jackett's men had been looking for a 10th successive win having made it a club record nine with a 4-1 win at Swindon b ut dogged Shrewsbury were a tough nut to crack as the draw moved Wolves a point clear of second placed Brentford.

Jackett said: "It was a frustrating day and we certainly didn't have our shooting boots on.

"But credit to Shrewsbury as playing five at the back made it very difficult for us to get in behind them.

"Although we got the ball in the box a lot we didn't get on the end of it. They defended their box really and they made switching play tough for us.

"We had a lot of shots and had a couple of those flown in we would have been feeling differently.

"But we didn't hit the target enough and tactically we didn't use the wide areas enough to stretch the opposition.

"I have told the players where I think we could have done better and after that my words were that we take our point and we move on because we have to move on very quickly.

"We are not happy with a point, we wanted three, but we take it and move on.

"We have got two tough games coming up now in in the next week against Crawley and Sheffield United. Both sides will come and attack us and so I think they will be different to this game.

"You can't expect to have everything your own way. But we also feel that we can play better than we did against Shrewsbury. We know that.

"I didn't think we did enough in the final third. But it is not something you can just turn on and off like a tap. You have to keep concentrating and, as I said, I am not happy with it, but we take our point and move on."

While Wolves dominated in terms of possession, Shrewsbury had two excellent early second-half chances to pull off a famous win with Miles Storey being denied by goalkeeper Carl Ikeme and Conor Goldson heading narrowly wide in the 53rd minute - only moments after he had cleared off the line from Scott Golbourne.

Wolves continued to press right into stoppage time but goalkeeper Joe Anyon denied them a late winner when he saved from Matt Doherty's header.

Shrewsbury remain deep in relegation trouble after winning just one of their last 12 games.

But manager Mike Jackson took heart from the display against Wolves - and was disappointed that they did not pull off a shock win when Tom Eaves wasted a golden chance in stoppage time.

He said: "In the first half we did really well once we got to grips with the game. We had some good spells with the ball and some good counter attacks and in the second half we ran out of a bit of puff.

"We rode our luck at the back end - and Joe has made a great save - but you will have to do that when you come here.

"I knew that would happen but then we go away at the other end and we should score.

"We have just had a massive big row between us all and that shows how passionate we are. You come to Wolves and it is 0-0 and we are rowing in there between ourselves.

"We should have finished it off."

Jackson opted for a change in tactics to frustrate Wolves with three at the back and two wing-backs and he added: "I had watched Wolves play and with the power they have got they destroy people.

"We rode our luck a little bit but it was a really good point and coming here no- one would have given us that. It shows what we can do with that sort of defending.

"We have to take this display into Tuesday (against Colchester) and build on that. It just the belief and hopefully now they are starting to see it more."


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