Michael Owen has dealt a fresh blow to relegation-threatened Newcastle with the news that he will definitely miss their clash with a groin injury sustained in training.
Interim boss Joe Kinnear has lost the striker just as Habib Beye, Obafemi Martins and Jonas Gutierrez return to his squad but hopes he can return in time with the derby with Sunderland.
"He tweaked his groin in training so he is a big doubt," Kinnear said. "I am hoping it is not as bad as it looked when he first did it." Read more