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Boss wanted more from Shrews

Shrewsbury manager Mike Jackson said it was a missed opportunity as his side had to settle for a point from a 1-1 draw with Crawley.

Paul Parry's fine strike 11 minutes into the second half cancelled out a lead given to Crawley by their captain Josh Simpson midway through the first period.

Parry and Miles Storey also hit the post as Shrewsbury's run without a home victory was stretched to 10 matches.

Jackson said: "We took a point when others have lost so it just claws a bit back on everyone else.

"We've got Wolves this weekend and then our game in hand at Colchester.

"We're still in there grafting and fighting, scrapping, and we wanted a response like that second half.

"The fans were great second half, got right behind us and there was an atmosphere, but we gave them something to shout about.

"They were disappointed with the first half as there wasn't much to cheer, in the first half an hour especially."

Jackson reserved special praise for former Wales international winger Parry, 33, whose second goal in as many games rescued a point.

He added: "He's been different class and he's got goals in him. He might have got another one when he smashed a shot against the post.

"His work-rate and energy for his age is outstanding and I can't speak highly enough of him.

"From the first day I took over, he's been great."