Last Updated: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:32
Michael Owen says his fitness is improving all the time and hopes to figure in Stoke's next outing against Manchester United.
Owen has yet to break into the Potters first-team as he works on reaching peak fitness and was disappointed to miss out against one of his other former clubs, Liverpool, last time out.
However, next up is Manchester United after the international break and Owen is hoping he will be fit enough to at least play some part against the club he left in the summer.
"I was looking at it thinking Liverpool away and Manchester United away, it was going to be an interesting October," Owen told Sky Sports.
"Obviously I missed the first one but I am desperate to be fit for the second one.
"The lads are playing out of their skin at the moment so it's hard to get in the team, but my fitness is coming week by week and I am really excited about the challenge ahead."
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