Coventry City 0-0 Shrewsbury Town
Coventry City ended their three-game losing run, but could not find a way past Shrewsbury Town at Sixfields.
In blustery conditions, Mike Jackson's relegation-threatened Town moved to within three points of safety with a second clean sheet in three matches.
Bolton loan man Tom Eaves wasted two good Town openings, denied by keeper Joe Murphy early on before heading Ryan Woods' cross wide on the hour.
Michael Petrasso missed the Sky Blues' best chance with 14 minutes to go.
On a day when the home side did not manage a single effort on target, the on-loan QPR winger blazed his effort over the bar following Callum Wilson's flick.
Fit-again Coventry striker Wilson lasted the full 90 minutes on his return after two months out following shoulder surgery.
He forged a new partnership with Arsenal loan man Chuba Akpom, who went close with the first chance of the game when his shot inside the penalty area flew narrowly wide.
Sky Blues boss Steven Pressley also made two changes in defence, bringing in a new full-back pairing of Jordan Clarke and Jordan Willis, which helped contribute to Coventry's first clean sheet in four months.
Shrewsbury, who remain in 22nd place, might have stolen the points late on, but Murphy was on hand again to deny midfield man Dave McAllister.
After sliding to within two points of trouble, Coventry's first point in four matches lifts them three places to 13th, ahead of Wednesday night's next 'home' date against Walsall.
City boss Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:
"Hopefully that will give us the base to go on and win games. The run of disappointing results of late has affected the confidence of the team.
"But the players have been working exceptionally hard. Confidence only comes from results and hopefully this is something we can take confidence from.
"We're not scoring goals in the same prolific manner as we were at the start of the season, so we have to look at getting results in a slightly different way.
"We've been losing far too many goals. We needed to tighten up in that department. The teams keeping clean sheets are the teams at the top end of the table."
Shrewsbury manager Mike Jackson told BBC Radio Shropshire:
"We had some great chances to win. Obviously, it should have been three points, but it wasn't.
"But I can't remember the last time we went three games unbeaten. It's still a good point and, if we win at home against Bristol City next week and stay unbeaten, that breeds confidence.
"Defensively as a team, after the stuff we worked on through the week they've done excellently. They've worked so hard as a group.
"People have got to see that the team is working together. They're trying to get out of this. They're not just going to roll over."
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