After making a long-awaited season´s bow for Newcastle against Aston Villa at the weekend, Owen will feature for his country when the three-time world champions head to Wembley for the first friendly of the new campaign.
McClaren said: "Wednesday represents an ideal opportunity to give him minutes on the pitch and get some more match practice under his belt in preparation for three weeks when we play Israel and Russia next month, when hopefully he will be better still."
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