Defender Took Positives Despite The Result"Every single lad wants to be playing at grounds like this and we've got to stand up to that," said Whitbread.
"We had a go, showed desire and as confidence grows we'll be able to push on a bit more.
"We'll go to Sheffield United on Tuesday with confidence that we can take a result from there."
The 31-year-old, who made his fifth appearance in a Shrewsbury shirt in the game at Wigan, insists Town will go into the clash at Sheffield United on Tuesday with confidence.
"It's a tough one to take," the defender said.
"But there's a big improvement on the previous game at Port Vale, which was a positive.
"We've worked on things over the past couple of weeks and we've put those into play and we looked pretty solid.
"They haven't had many chances at goal and we've stuck together as a unit.
"It's definitly a step in the right direction. We can hold our heads high and look to really push on from that and build on it.
"Wigan are a good side. They'll be up there, there's no hiding that."
And Whitbread believes that, despite the result, the Shrews took a step in the right direction.
Town pushed hard for an equaliser but were kept out by their opponents.
A first-half header from the Latics' Alex Revell was the difference between the sides at the DW Stadium as Wigan picked up a 1-0 win.
Defender Zak Whitbread was disappointed Shrewsbury Town came away from Wigan Athletic with nothing on Saturday - but felt there were positives in the performance.