Peterborough United playmaker Marcus Maddison was heavily linked with a move to the Championship after yet another impressive campaign in the 2017/18 season.

An agreement at the start of the 2017/18 season saw Peterborough United playmaker sign a new contract at the League One side, where it was agreed he would go on the transfer list at the end of the season if The Posh failed to go up, giving him a chance of moving to a Championship side to better his career.

At the end of the season, Posh were sat out side the top 7, meaning they would play League One football in the 2018/19 season. Peterborough United chairman and co-owner Darragh MacAnthony honoured the agreement, and Maddison was placed on transfer list at the end of the season. The playmaker enjoyed a successful season, striking up a strong partnership with Jack Marriott that led to a haul of 12 goals and 23 assists.

However, despite interest from West Brom, Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers, a move failed to materialise. The 25-year-old had hardly trained throughout the summer with a deserved move away seeming certain, so he was left far behind the squad at the start of the season.

Since then, the midfielder has been working hard on and off the pitch to get back to full fitness and adjust to Steve Evans’ hard-working style of play.

Last week, the midfielder scored his first goal of the season since returning to the squad. In typically , stylish fashion, he cut in from the wing and fired a rasping drive beyond Wimbledon ‘keeper Joe McDonnell from distance. 

After the game, he posted this picture to Instagram to show how he felt after scoring the winner:

He returned to the starting eleven once again with a start in the Checkatrade Trophy, where he picked up two assists in The Posh’s 2-0 win.

“I’ve had a tough six months mentally,” Maddison told the Peterborough Telegraph after the Exeter game.

“And when the football isn’t going well it affects the rest of your life. That’s how it’s been with me.

“So it’s good to have that weekly routine back. Playing Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday is what I want. I have things going on, but football is my life. I’ve missed playing.

“I was surprised to read after my goal at Wimbledon it had been eight months since my previous goal. That’s not good. If I don’t score or create a goal I’m disappointed.”

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