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Pulis delays Owen's Stoke return

December 14, 2012
By David Instone
Michael Owen's hopes of a Stoke City return have taken another blow with Tony Pulis ruling him out of contention for this weekend's home clash with Everton.

• Blog: A balancing act for Pulis

The injury-blighted forward had declared himself fit after a special practice match earlier this week and ready for a place in the 18 for Saturday's game.

But his manager has poured cold water on that suggestion and has earmarked the player for possible duty in a reserve ...

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