Maddison leaves Bolton Wanderers amid concern for his welfare

Former Posh star Marcus Maddison’s loan spell at League Two side Bolton Wanderers has been terminated by mutual consent amid concerns over the player’s welfare.

By Alan Swann
Monday, 12th April 2021, 2:43 pm
Marcus Maddison in action for Bolton against Cambridge United.
Marcus Maddison in action for Bolton against Cambridge United.

The playmaker, who was substituted at half-time in Saturday’s 2-1 win against Harrogate has found living in the club’s on-site hotel, and away from his young family, difficult.

Maddison made 10 appearances for Bolton, including four starts, but failed to nail down a regular first team berth after joining the promotion chasers from Charlton in January. The 27 year-old was substituted at half-time in Bolton’s 2-1 win over Harrogate on Saturday (April 10).

“We would like to thank Marcus for his contribution during his time with us and he leaves with our full support,” Bolton manager Ian Evatt told the Bolton News.

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“The consequences of the pandemic have brought many challenges to so many people, and Marcus, in particular, has found it exceptionally difficult being away from his young daughter and alone in his hotel room.

“First and foremost, our priority is the well-being of all our staff and players, and Marcus’s best interests are paramount.

“He is a very talented footballer and everybody at Bolton Wanderers Football Club wishes him well for the future.”

Bolton chairman Sharon Brittan added: “Having spent some time with Marcus over the past couple of weeks, it became clear that he was in need of some additional support.

“Marcus is a lovely man who I really warmed to and we will ensure that he gets the correct support he needs.

“Although his time with the club was relatively short, he will always remain in the Bolton family.”

Maddison has struggled since leaving Posh in January 2020. He had short and unsuccessful spells at Hull and Charlton before joining Bolton.

Maddison reportedly turned up late for a Bolton match after oversleeping, a claim Bolton denied.