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Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare demands more effort from players

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare calls on his players to work harder to reverse their poor run of form.

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare has called on his players to work harder to reverse their poor run of form.

The Foxes boss has vowed to ditch the team's faltering 4-4-2 formation following a run of one win in seven, but also demanded more effort from his squad.

"One of the areas recently where we have really got into the players about their work without the ball, getting it back and playing higher up the pitch," The Mirror quotes Shakespeare as saying. "And I think you always have to be adaptable.

"When you change a shape, it is important you make sure they understand their roles and responsibilities. You also have to make sure you have time to work on it.

"If you are coming up against a three-man midfield, you might match them up. Ultimately, it is what you are comfortable with as a team and what the players are comfortable with because sometimes their thoughts are important.

"It is not the be-all and end-all but, as a coach, you pick your team and shape accordingly."

Leicester, who sit in 17th place in the Premier League table, play host to West Bromwich Albion in their next match.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City17161052114149
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd17122337112638
3Chelsea17112431141735
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1794430141631
5Liverpool1787234201431
6Burnley179441612431
7Arsenal1793530201030
8Leicester CityLeicester187652723427
9Watford176472629-322
10Everton176472129-822
11Southampton174671723-618
12Huddersfield TownHuddersfield175391229-1718
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton174581423-917
14Bournemouth174491520-516
15Stoke CityStoke174491936-1716
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle1743101626-1015
17Crystal Palace183691228-1615
18West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom172871222-1014
19West Ham UnitedWest Ham173591432-1814
20Swansea CitySwansea173311922-1312
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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City17161052114149
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd17122337112638
3Chelsea17112431141735
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1794430141631
5Liverpool1787234201431
6Burnley179441612431
7Arsenal1793530201030
8Leicester CityLeicester187652723427
9Watford176472629-322
10Everton176472129-822
11Southampton174671723-618
12Huddersfield TownHuddersfield175391229-1718
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton174581423-917
14Bournemouth174491520-516
15Stoke CityStoke174491936-1716
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle1743101626-1015
17Crystal Palace183691228-1615
18West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom172871222-1014
19West Ham UnitedWest Ham173591432-1814
20Swansea CitySwansea173311922-1312
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