Owen Fitness Concerns As He Replaces Martins!

Last updated : 26 August 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor

With Obafemi Martins certainly out,  Damien Duff back in the treatment room with a groin problem, Mark Viduka still on the comeback trail and Alan Smith not fully fit, the options are small.

Owen: "Now I've just got to make sure I am fit and healthy for the next few games.

"We will discuss how long I'm going to play against Coventry, but obviously Oba Martins has now got an injury and we will just have to wait and see.

"I had a bad illness over the summer, but I could have been really unlucky and had it during the season. Thankfully, I've just missed one game, though it seems like I have been away for ages.

"Your game changes over the years. When I started, I suppose I scored one in 50 headers, and now every other goal seems to be from my head.

"You learn different things as you get older."