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Newcastle's Owen on outer of Capello plans

Newcastle United striker Michael Owen is no guarantee for Fabio Capello's newlook England squad.

The Sunday Express says the new system England will play under Capello demands a striker with more of the physique of the traditional big, strong centre-forward than Owen, and there might not be room for two out-and-out strikers.

Capello's back room staff, which includes a fitness trainer and assessor, will want to visit Newcastle to examine Owen's ability to remain a vital part of England's World Cup campaign.

One of Capello's backroom staff said: "He will go out to the Premier League clubs to find out much more about each of the players and about their fitness levels."

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