Shepherd told the Evening Chronicle: âMichael was a great player, but financially it didnât turn out a good deal.
âI think at the end of the day when 20,000 people turn up just to see somebody sign and welcome him you know at the time itâs a good deal.
âI didnât hear anybody saying, âDonât buy him thenâ.â
He added: âHindsight is a great tool. Certainly with Owen it didnât work out as it should have. Injuries are injuries and this can happens.
âWould I do it again? The answer is no. But, as I say, thatâs with hindsight.â
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