Date: 17th October 2017 at 4:45pm
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Craig Shakespeare said he was pleased with the impact of the substitutes in Leicester City’s draw with West Bromwich Albion last night.

His post game press conference with lcfc.com obviously took place prior to the news breaking that his services were no longer required and whilst that remains to be confirmed, there was last night’s draw to contend with where Riyad Mahrez hit our equaliser.

With substitutes Ben Chilwell and Islam Slimani playing a role in the leveller, Shakespeare was obviously pleased with their impact.

‘When you make changes, regardless of shape, what you`re looking for from your substitutes is to make an impact. I think both subs did that. Of course we changed shape and as I said earlier, you`re mindful that you don`t want to be too open. You want your players to attack in that shape but you don`t want to leave yourself too open.’

With a more adaptable Leicester approach to things, he went on to say.

‘I`ve got to be pleased with the way they went about it when we`ve not really worked on it too much. As I`ve said before, you`ve got to be adaptable, whether you start with a different shape that they aren`t used to or you introduce it. I`m really pleased with the subs.’

Ending, Shakey added that whilst it wasn’t our best performance, and we also had more possession than usual, he also had to be pleased with the reaction of the players to going a goal down.

‘We`ve probably had more possession tonight than we`ve had in most of our previous games. We spoke at half-time about moving the ball quicker and not letting them have that deep set-block because West Brom are very, very resilient and hard to break down. When you go 1-0 down at home and you`re after that win, the strength of character of the players showed. We had the chances to win the game but it ultimately left us a bit open because of our endeavour to try to win the game.’

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