Manager Steve Cotterill spoke to the media following our 2-1 defeat at Cambridge.
Town, looking to register a fourth successive victory, took the lead at Abbey Stadium when Christian Saydee found the bottom corner following a flowing team move.
But the hosts went on to turn the game around with Shilow Tracey pulling them level just two minutes later when he cut in from the wing and curled in a strike with his right foot.
Sam Smith then found a winner for the hosts following a Chey Dunkley error.
Speaking post-match, Steve felt his team did more than enough to win the game with Cambridge restricted to very few chances over the course of the 90 minutes.
On what was a hugely frustrating afternoon from the off, Tom Flanagan was initially named in Town's starting XI but - following the warm-up - he came out the side due to feeling unwell.
That meant Rekeil Pyke came into the side at right wing-back with Taylor Moore switching to centre-half.
Then in the close stages of the game, Shrewsbury saw substitute Ryan Bowman sent off.
Speaking to the press, Steve discussed all those issues and gave an update on Aiden O'Brien who returned to the Town squad for the first time since October.
ON THE GAME:
ON ENTERING THE GAME HAVING WON THREE IN A ROW BUT NOT PLAYED FOR 16 DAYS:
“They didn’t play either. We can’t make any excuses.
“If it looked like one team had played last week, it was us.
“But we didn’t hit our rhythm quick enough in the first half.
“We were sort of accepting of defending their throw-ins or whatever like that.
“I thought we didn’t move the ball anywhere near quick enough in the first half.
“You can forget anything else. You can forget Shilow comes inside on his right foot, and he bends it into the top corner. It’s a great goal by him, but our defending on that is not very good at all.
“Chey makes a mistake. He is the first one in, and he will say that it is on him. The only thing is it’s a team game this, and the boys were quick to chip back - how many times has he saved us when balls have gone in our box?
“That happens, individual mistakes are not something we're into here.
“We win collectively and we lose collectively, but we haven’t deserved to lose that game today. No chance, no chance. We were the better team by a mile.”
ON AIDEN O'BRIEN'S RETURN TO THE SQUAD:
"There is progress – but with Aiden and Julien Dacosta the progress this season has been very stunted and very slow.
"We have had to work with what we’ve had to work with. The last time we had a hick-up like this was when Jordan Shipley had to go home (from Cheltenham) when his partner was having a baby.
"We’ve had one with Tom (Flanagan) before the game today and it’s never a straight swap, like-for-like.
"Rekeil Pyke had to come back in today but he was starting to cramp up towards the end because he hasn’t played 90 minutes for a while.
"It’s a tough one to get over and a tough one to swallow because there is no way we deserved to lose that game.
"We deserved to win the game, not even draw it. We were the better team. We were dominant.
"It’s funny how we’ve lost the game here, and last year we played really well and drew the game 0-0.
"The goal it gave them a lift – when they got the equaliser.
"We had to become more and more dominant. I felt as though we did that. Apart from not scoring another goal we were the better team today.
"What we have to do now is bounce back with a win over Cheltenham."