Skillful attacking midfielder Marcus Maddison joined City on the January 2020 transfer deadline day, making his debut the following day. His move was a six month loan with a view to a permanent transfer in Summer 2020. He scored his first goal for City in a frantic 4-4 draw against Swansea, but as City slid down the Championship table Maddison’s early promise seemed to drain away. He made his last appearance on the last day of February and was ditched for the post-COVID19 lockdown return to action, at the same time as his Peterborough contract expired.
Born in Durham and raised as a Sunderland fan, Maddison joined rivals Newcastle United but never made a start for the Magpies and was released early in 2013. He joined St Johnstone in March 2013 but left the following summer for Conference side Gateshead. It was at the Gateshead International Stadium that Maddison gained regular first team experience and soon began to shine, scoring goals, winning player awards and twice being selected for the non-league select England C side. After scoring four goals in the first five games for Gateshead in 2014/15, Maddison joined Peterborough United in late August 2014 on a four year contract in return for a £250,000 fee.
At Peterborough he immediately impressed once again, quickly winning player of the month awards and scoring goals from midfield and wide positions. He scored eight or more goals, and provided many more goal assists, in each of his six seasons at Peterborough, attracting much interest from higher leagues over the years that was rejected by charismatic Posh chairman Darragh McAnthony. That remained the case until January 2020 when Maddison was approaching the end of his extended contract and the final chance to attract a fee for his transfer arose.
Maddison left Peterborough in June 2020 and after a couple of months with his feet up he joined Charlton Athletic at the start of October 2020. Within three months Charlton had also moved Marcus on, loaning him to League Two side Bolton Wanderers for the rest of the season. His time at both Bolton and Charlton came to an end on conclusion of the 2020/21 season with Marcus citing mental health and loneliness issues as being behind his dip in form.
In May 2021 he signed for Northern Premier League side Spalding United, a move designed to rebuild his career under the management of his former Peterborough team-mate Gaby Zakuani.
Date/Place of Birth: 26 September 1993, Durham
Hull City First Game: 1 February 2020, Brentford H (Championship), 26 years, 128 days old
Hull City Final Game: 29 February 2020, Leeds United H (Championship), 26 years, 156 days old
Newcastle United (2011-2013), Blyth Spartans (2012, loan), St Johnstone (2013), Gateshead (2013-2014), Peterborough United (2014-2020), Hull City (2020, loan), Charlton Athletic (2020-2021), Bolton Wanderers (2021, loan), Spalding United (2021-current)
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Career: 7 apps, 1 goalsMarcus Maddison