A mixed month with last minute wins at Carlisle but the home record goesFebruary
Shrewsbury had ended January as league leaders – and also strengthened on transfer deadline day with the capture of Peterborough striker Tyrone Barnett. The big target man immediately rewarded the manager’s faith with a debut goal – a late equaliser to seal a 1-1 draw with Southend. That result though, was not enough to stop Town being knocked off the top of the table again.
They were back on top just three days later though, with a 2-1 win at Carlisle – though boy did they leave it late! Charlie Wyke’s goal looked to have won it for the Cumbrians, but Mickey Demetriou equalised in the third minute of injury time and James Collins netted the winner a minute later to complete a remarkable turnaround.
A 2-0 win over AFC Wimbledon followed to keep them ahead of the chasing pack, but that was followed by a 2-1 defeat at Tranmere that allowed Burton to take over at the summit. Shrewsbury would not lead the division again for the rest of the season.
They also ended February on another flat note as their impressive unbeaten home league record was ended with a 2-1 defeat to an improving Northampton Town.