"We needed someone to steady the ship - there has been so much surrounding the club this season, as well as other seasons, it seems to attract unwanted publicity," said Owen, who has now scored six Premier League goals this season.
"He has come in and has had a steadying influence on the club and has done really well.
"We're quite hard to beat - we've had a lot of draws and if we can turn those into wins we'll be on the right road."
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