Newcastle striker Martins: We will challenge for the title

    Martins said: “Where can Newcastle aim to be next season? Fight for the league title, play for a Champions League place and also target the FA and Carling Cups.

    “We have the players, manager and fans to make it happen and I really think we can do it. Losing Owen and Shola was a terrible setback.

    “But their return couldn’t come at a better time. I think we’ll form a great team.

    “Shola was doing well before he went for surgery. I was getting used to playing with him but he will bring a lot to the squad.

    “More interesting for me is the return of Michael Owen. I really would love to play alongside him as soon as possible.”