Stoke news

Owen set for bigger role

November 10, 2012
By David Instone
Michael Owen is being primed for an upgrade in his contribution to Stoke City's season - once he is over the latest of the hamstring problems that leave him "so, so nervous".

Owen again sits out Saturday's vital home game against Queens Park Rangers but is expected to be fit for the visit to West Ham a week on Monday.

Manager Tony Pulis believes the player's predatory instincts would have made him a natural to try to save last weekend's game at Norwich.

"Physically, ...

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