According to Shakespeare, the 20-year-old Nigeria international could be a good partner for Vardy.
He told reporters, “They can play together, most definitely.
You’ve seen how they linked up, and good players can. I think having the depth in the squad is important.
“I thought he was really unselfish for a player making his debut. You would probably think he might take that chance himself, but to spot Jamie, to play that in with the weight of pass he did for Jamie to finish it, it shows his awareness and his unselfishness.
“He’s young, he’s a good goalscorer, you see that he can link play up, his all-around game,” said Shakespeare. “He’s only going to get better.
“His goalscoring record is excellent. He gives us another dimension.
“He wants to get better, he wants to play regularly and hopefully we can give him that platform.”