Boss bemoans wasteful Shrews
Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner was disappointed that his side went down 1-0 at Sheffield United on the opening day of the league season.
The Shrews failed to capitalise on any of the chances and David McAllister, who spent time on loan with the visitors last term, scored the game's only goal with a fourth-minute volley from Marcus Williams' cross to give the Blades all three points.
But Shrewsbury, promoted from League Two last term, had a number of chances to score and will feel they should have secured at least a point.
Turner said: "I thought the level of performance was reasonable after the setback of an early goal. It was just about that bit of composure or cutting edge, or whatever it was, in the box.
"We had enough quality balls going in there and we should not have drawn a blank because we had enough chances to have scored goals."
He added: "It is a difficult situation because I thought the 4-0 win for Leeds (in the Capital One Cup last weekend) flattered them because we did okay. We lost again here and yet the performance has been very close to being a very good performance."