Newcastle United striker Michael Owen is looking forward to the new season.

The England international said: "The end of the season was great. When I get in a rhythm and start playing regularly I feel great.

"I started scoring a few goals and that will continue as long as I get on the pitch and I'm fine. We had a good time of it and there was a feel-good factor about the club and we were buzzing as a group.

"It was quite a small squad but with a lot of quality and it was a real honour to lead the team out. Hopefully we can start the new season as well as we finished the last one."