Leicester City's Craig Shakespeare closing in on Premier League winning record
By Michael Cantillon
Last Updated: 08/04/17 12:51pm
Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare could join a select group in Premier League history should his Foxes side beat Everton on Sunday.
The 53-year-old, whose position was made permanent in March after a period as interim manager, will become the third Premier League boss to win his first six games in charge if Leicester take all three points at Goodison Park, live on Sky Sports.
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"Of course, the idea is to win. But if you can't win you make sure you don't lose," Shakespeare said.
"I think it would mean more getting the three points rather than records. It is nice and they come with the territory of the games, but more importantly it is about the three points for us as a team. And if we cant manage to get the win then we make sure we don't lose.
"It would be nice to keep the momentum going with another win. I couldn't have wished for a better start.
"The idea is to start out and make sure you are competitive and you know the opposition's strengths and weaknesses. We know it is a difficult task against Everton but we know the players will be ready and up for it."
Pivotal to Leicester's winning streak under Shakespeare has been striker Jamie Vardy's return to form.
The striker had scored five Premier League goals all season up until Claudio Ranieri's sacking in February but he has netted five times in as many league games under Shakespeare.
"I think it is more a case of what the team has done for Jamie [Vardy], and I think he would be the first to appreciate that," Shakespeare added on Vardy's upturn in fortunes.
"Confidence in strikers is there for everyone to see. He is in a rich vein of form and we need that to continue. We need to keep supplying him."