Paul Hurst delighted that Shrewsbury picked up three points at Charlton and manage to go one point behind league leaders Blackburn.

Alex Rodman and Omar Beckles grabbed second-half goals as Shrewsbury maintained their League One promotion charge with victory at Charlton.

Jon Nolan also missed a first-half penalty for the second-placed visitors, who are one point behind leaders Blackburn.

In the first half Shrewsbury missed a penalty and they were under early pressure, however Hurst was pleased at his teams response as he told the club website “We started well on the ball but they had three efforts in the space of a minute, two were really good saves from Deano.”

“We know what attacking threat we carry, we got through that very small period and after that I that we were the better team for the whole game really.”

“So to come here an do that to a team like Charlton was a real effort from the players. Particularly on the back of a little bit of criticism, and maybe us lacking a bit of confidence.”

“We have had a few of words with a few people over the last couple of days and prior to the game we spoke about remembering what bought us success at the start of the season. Today they looked a really good side.”

Hurst was also proud with how his team managed the game “We looked a threat, more solid, we won a lot of second balls, we were on the front foot.

“It was a real positive performance in front of a very vocal away following as well which is really pleasing when you can send them home happy on the long journey.

“It sets us up perfectly for Tuesday night, providing the game is going to be on with the forecast. That game in its own right is a big game for us.”

After bouncing back from the 1-1 draw against Gillingham on Tuesday and getting all three points, The Shrews sit only one point behind league leaders Blackburn Rovers.

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