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Stoke striker Owen determined for career not to end with whimper

Stoke City striker Michael Owen is determined for his career not to end with a whimper.

The frontman is confident he still has plenty to offer and made reference this morning to his desire to finish his playing days on a "real high".

He said: "There were a couple of Premier League teams that showed interest, but this is a team on the up, I know the manager and a few of the players and it meant I didn't have to move my family as well.

"There were loads of things that ticked the boxes and I'm sure I've made the right decision.

"I want to perform and I want to finish my career on a real high. I'm still only 32 and I still feel as if I have a lot left in me.

"I've always scored goals no matter what team I have been in, so as long as I can stay fit and healthy, then I'm sure I can do that here at Stoke."

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