Marcus Maddison signs
I don’t think I was the only one saying that we dodged a bullet when our January move to Peterborough’s Marcus Maddison fell through. At the nightfall of the January window we were told that Maddison couldn’t be bothered with the London traffic and Posh owner Darragh MacAnthony covered for his counterfeit mate Southall that Maddison was a bad egg and we were both better off without him.
History now tells us to trust no one and we were all taken for a huge ride, MacAnthony as well.
Maddison is another rough diamond signed from non-league by MacAnthony but his time there ended sourly. He was sent to Hull on loan where he played consistently until lockdown, but he hasn’t kicked a ball in anger since the end of February.
Bowyer and Gallen have had Maddison on their radar for ages, ever since they went on that infamous night time drive to his house in January under the impression of course that we actually had a pot to piss in, and it wasn’t all one big fraud.
They’ve finally got their man and Maddison has terrific form at this level. Possibly his attitude is questionable but Gallen would have done his homework, and Bowyer will do his work with him on the training ground. Jacko as well.
Maddison will give us something we haven’t had since Ricky Holmes or Joe Aribo and for that short mouthwatering time Conor Gallagher. Pace and trickery and a powerful force driving into the box. I’m looking forward to seeing him in a red shirt, tattoo’s and all.