Keegan hands Owen the armband

Kevin Keegan has today given Michael Owen the captain's armband for Newcastle's game against Bolton today.

This is obviously Keegan's first game in charge of the Magpies since returning on Wednesday and he has decided to give Owen the responsibility of leading the side out at St James' today.

Owen controversially criticised Keegan in his book a few years back and it was taught that may be a hindrance in the pair's relationship at Newcastle but Keegan has said that he is looking forward to working with Owen and doesn't hold anything against him.