At the weekend, Owen Hargreaves made his first appearance for the first team since September 2008. Whilst he was only on for a few seconds, he is happy to have made his return and hopes to get some more playing time this weekend against Stoke.

“I’ve missed two seasons and I’m disappointed about that,” said Hargreaves. “But I’m 29 and hopefully I’ve got another six to eight years left in me. Being out for so long is obviously not something I would have envisaged myself going through. It’s been a learning experience and I try and take the positives from it. It was short but obviously I’m looking forward to next season. We’ve got our last game this weekend and hopefully I’ll play a bit again, and then hopefully get ready to attack next season.”