Stoke striker Crouch: Owen will have big part to play

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch is delighted with the arrival of Michael Owen. Crouch said he's delighted that Owen is at City.

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch is delighted with the arrival of Michael Owen.

Crouch said he's delighted that Owen is at City.

He said: "I didn't speak to him before he signed, but I know he spoke to Jonathan Woodgate.

"We were always confident he would come here and thankfully he has. He will have a big part to play this season.

"He is looking very sharp in training. A top-class player like Michael Owen, when he is fit, is up there with some of the top players the Premier League has ever had."

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