Owen eager to prove his worth for Stoke

The 33-year-old notched his first goal for the Potters earlier in January but, having made just six appearances so far this season, is keen to add to that tally
Stoke City striker Michael Owen insists that he is still "hungry" to be involved at the Britannia Stadium, despite failing to make an impact so far this season.

The 33-year-old has made just six appearances since joining the Potters in September, scoring once, but did notch his 150th Premier League goal - and first in 15 months - in the loss to Swansea City on January 19.

18/1 Michael Owen is 18/1 with Bet35 to score anytime in a 2-1 win for Stoke against Wigan
And the former England international is determined to add to that tally in the second half of the season and prove his long-standing critics wrong.

"People have questioned me for the last six years, if I'm honest," Owen is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.

"You always get questioned when you're not playing, especially when you've played to the level I have in my career. I'm really hungry, though, but it's difficult to express.

"The season hasn't gone the way I wanted it to because I've hardly played, hardly scored and haven't been involved in the season at all yet. Hopefully the second half of the season can be a lot better for me.

"When I came here, I wanted to get in the team. That hasn't changed and I hope I can play a big part here for Stoke."