Turner feels short changed

Turner: Expected more

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Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner thought his side maybe deserved more than a point following the goalless draw against Brentford.

A stalemate ensued at the Greenhous Meadow just as it had when the teams met at Griffin Park in October. The result ended Brentford's blistering run of five straight victories in League One.

Shrewsbury came closest to a breakthrough when a flowing move engineered by Marvin Morgan saw Connor Goldson set up Jon Taylor and, although the winger's shot beat goalkeeper Richard Lee, defender Harlee Dean headed off the line.

"We're slightly disappointed," reflected Turner. "From the first-half performance I thought we should have gone in the lead.

"Brentford had a fair amount of the ball and a bit of pressure in the second half but we still had several good chances. There's just a tinge of disappointment we weren't ahead at half-time.

"In the team-talk before the game I spoke about how it was time we kept a clean sheet and that everybody had to work hard to make sure that happened and we've done that. In that respect it was solid but we can do better.

"I thought it was a decent performance against a good team."

Shrewsbury have now lost just one of their last eight games to move four points clear of the relegation zone, but Turner knows it's important they start turning draws into wins.

He added: "We've got to start winning games and climb away from the bottom, but looking at the other results it looks like they've gone for us.

"We don't want to be having to look over our shoulders at the teams beneath us. We would like to claw our way away and be a little more comfortable. But we're solid and a point at a time will keep us moving away from there."