Stoke boss wary of too much expectation over Owen signing

Tony Pulis will not be putting too much pressure on new Stoke signing Michael Owen.

Tony Pulis will not be putting too much pressure on new Stoke signing Michael Owen.

The 32-year-old former Manchester United and Liverpool striker, dogged by a catalogue of injury problems throughout his career, says he feels in good enough condition to feature and he will be assessed by Pulis ahead of kick-off.

Boss Pulis wants to try to ease the pressure and has been keen to emphasise that Owen is very much part of a group of forwards in his squad.

"I think by bringing Michael in now, we have got different options," Pulis said.

"We'll see how it goes - I don't want to put too much pressure on him.

"I just want him to come and enjoy his football and get fit and sharp again at a club where he knows if he plays well, he will have an opportunity."

 

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