Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce is confident Michael Owen is on course to make his return from injury way ahead of schedule.
Michael tore his thigh muscle while on international duty against Austria a couple of weeks ago, and it has threatened to keep him out of the side for up to six weeks.
Michael Owen – Newcastle need him fit and scoring goals
But Sam Allardyce is confident the injury is not as serious as first thought, and that Owen will be back before Christmas. That’s good because we have 7 games next month to get through, and those games are turning out to be crucial for the team.
Sam Allardyce told the Newcastle United official website today:
“We feel we have speeded up the process and it’s going to be a little quicker than we first thought so that’s really good news,” “We will only bring him back when he is 100 per cent and will not rush him.â€
“But we think it’s going to be a lot less than six weeks.”
Thatâ€™s good news for Newcastle and we hope that Michael can aid in the Newcastle recovery, because we really need him to start scoring goals freely again. But itâ€™s far too early to start talking about extending his contract at Newcastle, which we keep seeing in the news.
We donâ€™t think Michael has yet shown heâ€™s worth all that money to Newcastle. Yes, itâ€™s mainly because of his injuries over the last 27 months, but thatâ€™s still the truth â€“ he hasnâ€™t yet shown he deserves a contract extension. Michael needs a long run in the side, and he has to score some goals and win us some game, before any talks of a contract extension.