Assistant boss Mike Jackson was pleased with Sullay Kaikai's instant impact as the Crystal Palace loanee helped Shrewsbury to a 2-1 win against Coventry.

Mike Jackson hails Sullay Kaikai's impact as Shrews tame Coventry

Mike Jackson hails Sullay Kaikai's impact as Shrews tame Coventry

Kaikai took no time to show just why the Shrews were so keen to bring him back to the Greenhous Meadow by helping Micky Mellon's men hit back from a goal down.

The victory extended Shrewsbury's unbeaten run in Sky Bet League One to six games and lifted them eight points clear of the relegation zone.

Aaron Martin gave the Sky Blues an early lead but Kaikai quickly marked his first start of his second spell by equalising before Shaun Whalley headed the winner just before half-time.

Jackson said: "You saw him do that when he first came here and that's why we brought him back.

"He can always score a goal, his movement's good and he's gone and done it. He looked quite fit considering he's not played a lot of games as well so I'm delighted for him - he's done great."

Both teams created plenty of chances in an entertaining game, but Jackson was delighted Shrewsbury managed to edge it to continue their revival.

"It was a good game to watch," he said. "Some of the games we've been involved in recently have not been a great football spectacle but tonight I think everyone who came to the game has got value for money.

"I thought both teams went toe-to-toe and it was a great game to watch, a bit nervy towards the end, but it's a great result for us."

Jackson added: "We got a goal back just at the right time and then we've gone on from there. It's a great performance and great work levels considering it's the fourth or fifth game in a few days."

Coventry have now lost their last four games and remain three points adrift of the play-off places.

"It feels like a kick in the teeth," admitted Coventry manager Tony Mowbray. "I thought there were signs there that the team was back to where it can get to, particularly in the first half. The level of control was good and we created chance after chance.

"But the defending wasn't up to scratch. I wouldn't normally criticise but I feel as though the rest of the team functioned pretty well.

"We looked pretty fluent, we looked a threat, looked as if we could score goals."

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