It won't be another 6-0 hammering at Ipswich, warns Leicester City assistant boss Craig Shakespeare
Leicester City's players have been warned not to think Ipswich will be a pushover at Portman Road today.
City hammered Ipswich 6-0 at the King Power Stadium in November, but assistant manager Craig ShakespeareShakespeare said they must not think it will be another cakewalk in Suffolk.
Since that defeat, Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy has turned the Tractor Boys into a more resilient side.
However, they are still embroiled in a fight for their Championship survival, and that makes them even more dangerous, according to Shakespeare.
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He said: "You have to be careful and mindful that you don't get carried away thinking about the previous game.
"Ipswich are a typical Championship team that have had indifferent results, as we all have.
"People said the same about Huddersfield after we beat them comfortably and played them again. We didn't win.
"No two games are the same. Our message to the players is make sure you are focused on getting the three points at Ipswich, but also make sure you know it is not going to be an easy game.
"I like Mick as a manager. He is very uncompromising and says what he sees. He has great experience. He has been there and done it.
"One thing about Mick's teams are they are very workmanlike. He makes sure he gets them organised, disciplined and hard to beat."
With top scorer David Nugent struggling to be fit with a neck injury, new loan signing Harry Kane looks set to partner Chris Wood in the City attack.
The 19-year-old Kane has impressed Shakespeare in his first two games since joining from Tottenham Hotspur.
"What has impressed me is that he is 19 years of age but he has a great maturity in the way he conducts himself," said Shakespeare.
"Last Saturday (against Blackpool) he played up front on the left of three attackers, and then on Tuesday (against Blackburn) he played in a front two down the middle. You can see what an intelligent player he is.
"Hopefully, he will not only have a really bright future in the game, but he will have a big influence on us for the rest of the season.
"He has been on loan before and done very well at Millwall and Norwich. You could see they have given him that experience of moving about because, at 19, it can be a big thing."