Date: 25th March 2007 at 1:04pm
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Newspaper reports this morning are full of anticipated comeback dates for England`s Michael Owen. No doubt salivating at the fact the new Wembley opened with flying colours yesterday the striker is no doubt keen to make a couple of token appearances for his wage payers before gracing the turf at the new stadium in Steve McClaren`s squad (if he`s still boss by then?). An SJP source (not Anal Oliver) said:

“Michael doesn’t want to go public with a definite date just in case something goes wrong. A minor setback like a hamstring strain or pull could change everything. Whoever the opponents, it will be a very special occasion for him to run out at again at St James’ Park after such a long absence.’