Graham Turner believes Shrewsbury are moving in the right direction after taking their unbeaten run to seven games with a draw at Scunthorpe.
The Shrews fought a rearguard battle at Glanford Park. The visitors failed to muster an effort on target for 80 minutes until substitute Tom Bradshaw finally tested goalkeeper Sam Slocombe from long range.
Although they came close to sneaking a winner in stoppage time when a brilliant effort from Jon Taylor looked destined for the top corner until the ball was tipped away at full stretch by goalkeeper Sam Slocombe.
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."