We take a look back at the 2012/13 season
Tom Eaves took centre stage as Town kicked off April with an impressive 3-0 beating of Crawley at the Greenhous Meadow.
The powerful striker, on loan from Bolton Wanderers, struck a brilliant treble in the second half to guide Town to three vital points.
Two defeats against a pair of the division's high fliers followed with a 2-1 reversal at Yeovil, not helped by a harsh penalty decision, preceding a 3-0 Meadow setback against a slick Bournemouth side on their way to promotion.
World Cup final referee Howard Webb took charge of the 0-0 draw at Colchester United as Town collected the point needed to definitely make them safe from any lingering relegation fears.
Graham Turner fielded a number of younger players that day in Essex and carried on in the same vein as Town closed the season with back-to-back home wins over Oldham Athletic and Portsmouth.
A fine free kick from stand-in skipper Joe Jacobson proved enough to beat the Latics 1-0 with young midfielder Ryan Woods introduced from the bench to make his Football League debut.
The biggest Meadow crowd of the season, more than 8,000, watched the final day clash against relegated Portsmouth.
Pompey's big away following made plenty of noise but it was Town who claimed maximum points with goals from Connor Goldson, his first senior strike, Jacobson and Dutchman Akwasi Asante guiding Shrewsbury to a 3-2 win and their highest finish in the Football League for 23 years.