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Gregory rues missed chances

Crawley boss John Gregory admitted missed chances cost his side again in the 1-1 draw with Shewsbury.

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.

Gregory acknowledged Shrewsbury were a much different proposition in the second half, but still felt his side still had opportunities to claim victory.

The best of them fell the way of substitute Jamie Proctor in stoppage time when he was denied by an excellent save from Joe Anyon.

Gregory said: "Shrewsbury were a completely different team in the second half.

"Mike made one change at half-time and there was a big transformation in their play.

"I think he must have woke them up at half-time because they threw everything at us.

"Having said that we still had unbelievable chances to have finished the game off, but we didn't take them.

"It's been the story of the last few weeks.

"We've had games where we've been in total control and should have been going home with three points, but we've missed opportunities and have lived to rue them which we did again."

Gregory, who made four changes to the team beaten at Gillingham last weekend, added: "We had total control in the first half and at times had so much of the ball that I wanted us to play with a little bit more tempo.

"We probably didn't use it as well as we should have done and chances came and went.

"I certainly would have been more comfortable coming in at half-time more than 1-0 ahead, but the second half was much more difficult."