Marcus Maddison returns
Bolton Wanderers have ended the loan spell prematurely of Marcus Maddison and the eccentric midfielder will return to the south.
Maddison has started just 4 matches for Bolton since his loan move there in January. One of those was on Saturday, but he was removed at half-time. He was also sent off on his debut
Bolton manager Ian Evatt said: “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.”
Evatt spoke after Bolton’s game on Saturday saying that Maddison still had an immediate future in Lancashire, but clearly that changed yesterday. Perhaps Nigel Adkins asked to take a look at him, but I don’t believe he can play for us if his loan officially ends in June.
Maddison only started four league games for us, scoring once against Plymouth. Signed last summer by Gallen and Bowyer, he has an option of a further year, but that could be based on appearances.
Interesting one, and a sad tale if I’m honest. Maddison won’t be the only one that lockdown effected very badly.