Wednesday 20 February 2019

Shakespeare wants points not plaudits

Craig Shakespeare.
Craig Shakespeare.

Craig Shakespeare admits Leicester need to start turning good performances into points - beginning with West Brom at the King Power Stadium.

Shakespeare has faced a tough start to his first full season as Leicester boss, having already played Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool in the first seven matches of the Premier League campaign.

Leicester’s only points so far have come via victory against Brighton and draws with Huddersfield and Bournemouth, and heading into tonight’s match they find themselves in the bottom three.

However, Shakespeare’s side now face a run of fixtures from which they will be expected to pick up points.

“The school report will say we could do better, I don’t hide behind that,” said the Leicester boss. “We have had some really decent performances where we have not got the results the performances have merited.

“But we have also had performances where we have probably been fortunate to come away with points at times.

“We have a great opportunity now at home against West Brom on Monday to not only gather three points but to put in a performance.”

Jamie Vardy and Wilfred Ndidi will be fit. Vardy was left out of the England squad due to an ongoing hip problem but the striker has recovered, while a suspected hamstring injury sustained by Ndidi while playing for Nigeria turned out to be just cramp.

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