Craig Shakespeare praises Foxes resilience


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Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare believes his side showed great resilience as they came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with West Brom at the King Power Stadium on Monday.

Nacer Chadli gave the Baggies the lead midway through the second half of the Premier League contest, but the Foxes salvaged a point thanks to Riyad Mahrez’ first goal of the season with 10 minutes remaining.

Leicester remain in the bottom three despite the draw, but after dominating possession during the contest, Shakespeare was pleased with the way his side responded to going behind.

“When you have as much possession as we did and then go a goal down, you are always worried how it affects the players, but we showed the spirit we have and the resilience and we deserved a goal,” the 53-year-old told the BBC.

Leicester are without a win in their last six top-flight games, but Shakespeare remains confident they will return to winning ways soon and subsequently start climbing the table.

He added: “We could do with a win, make no mistake. I see them in training every day in terms of the quality and endeavour. Once we get that win then hopefully we will climb up the table.

“We know what we have to do. It is tight down there and one win takes you three or four places up and that is what we aim to do.”

The Foxes are next in action when they travel to the Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea on Saturday and they are priced at 2.63 to win that match, while the Swans are available at 2.80 and the draw is on offer at 3.25.

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