Pay Back Time For Keegan's Faith!

Last updated : 24 August 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Keegan confirmed Owen was only 75 per cent fit but was fit enough to feature off the bench after Obafemi Martins tweaked his groin.

Keegan: "There's a lot more to come from Owen. He's at his peak at 28. His goalscoring record, he's one in two for us.

"I don't think he needs to prove anything to me or the fans. He was 75 per cent fit today. I looked at the bench and he wanted to come on.

"They made it very difficult for us.

"They're a good side, very well organised. We didn't pass it as well as we could have in the first half.

"They play one way and it's very effective. We put a team out to try and pass it better. It didn't work first half, but we improved in the second half.

"Shay's save was like scoring a goal. It gave us some momentum. The cross from Geremi was superb and Michael was fishing around for a goal and he did.

"Oba was feeling his groin, so he'll be out for two to three weeks. I just put Smith on there to make the bench look good."