Magpies keep tabs on Owen

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Michael Owen´s groin problem will be closely monitored by Newcastle as he attempts to avoid another bout of surgery.

The 27-year-old striker has been included in the squad for Sunday´s Premier League clash with West Ham at St James´ Park six days after limping off with a tight groin during the 1-0 defeat at Derby. That may allay fears that the England frontman needs an operation to repair a hernia for now, with vital Euro 2008 qualifiers against Estonia and Russia coming up next month.

However, Magpies manager Sam Allardyce admits it is a situation which will have to be carefully managed to ensure Owen does not succumb once again, saying: "When anybody gets anything where there is a slight tightening, then it´s the beginning of a warning sign to say you need to make sure you find out what the problem is and then sort the problem out."

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