Newcastle striker Michael Owen could be unleashed on Barclays Premier League strugglers Derby as he nears a return to action.
The 27-year-old England international is expected to resume full training at the end of the week and while Saturday´s trip to Fulham could come just too soon, manager Sam Allardyce is confident he will definitely ready by the time the bottom-of-the-table Rams head for St James´ Park eight days later.
"If Saturday will probably come too early for him, he should certainly be back for the game with Derby County at St James´ Park a week on Sunday." said the Newcastle boss.
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