Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner revealed his side have exceeded his expectations over the opening six games of the season after watching them fall to their first league defeat at Gillingham on Saturday.
Turner only took charge over the summer but has already injected new-found optimism for the forthcoming campaign by guiding the Shropshire club to four wins, one draw and one loss.
Thirteen points from a possible 18 has left Town in second place, and Turner said: "We gave the players a target for the first six matches of the season and we have surpassed that target.
"So we can be disappointed with the defeat at Gillingham but we can also look at the bigger picture, the six-match targets that we set in terms of points, goals for, goals against, the majority of those targets we`ve achieved.
"It has been a good start and what we start on now is the next six matches and how we react to this defeat."