Sam Allardyce is confident Michael Owen still has a lot of goals in him for Newcastle United.
Sam thinks Michael can be an important part of the team that can reverse Newcastleâ€™s poor away form, where we havenâ€™t won since Bolton, on the first day of the season.
A good time to start for Michael is tomorrow at Reading.
Michael Owen – can be key player for Newcastle in tomorrow’s game at Reading
We donâ€™t have Michael starting in our team tomorrow but he could still line-up against Reading for what would be only his second away start of the campaign. But we think that would be harsh on Martins, if indeed Smith starts up front as we expect.
It turns out that 6 of Owen’s 10 Newcastle goals having come on the road with a hat trick at West Ham in late 2005, before he got his first long term injury at the club.
Obviously the Newcastle manager is hoping that Michael can make a difference at reading tomorrow as Sam told nufc.co.uk this morning.
“Michael is looking fitter and sharper as the games go by and our only hope is that he continues from now until the end of the season,”
“If that happens we will see him getting better and better and scoring more goals. That is vitally important to get us as high as we can up the table.â€
“Keeping clean sheets away from home is the area where we need to improve. But, at the same time, we need to take what chances we get and there’s no doubt that Michael will be key in taking those chances.”
Michael gets paid huge wages at Newcastle to do just that â€“ score important goals for the club and we hope he can deliver tomorrow. We also think Oba Martins looks in good form and could also get a goal or two. Looks to us like if we can keep a clean sheet thatâ€™s 3 points in the bag, and the city of Newcastle will be buzzing once again – like in days of old.
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