Speaking to the Peterborough Telegraph, Peterborough United playmaker Marcus Maddison has said that he expects to be playing for the club next season.

As there always seems to be, there have been concerns that after another failed promotion bid, Peterborough United would have a fight on their hands to keep a hold of Marcus Maddison.

Despite having a difficult start to the season, Maddison has once again recorded an impressive amount of goals and assists. After being unfit at the start of the season, the playmaker returned to the side and played an important role in keeping Posh’s late play-off hopes alive. In 46 games, the 25-year-old has scored 16 goals and provided 23 assists for the club.

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Now, he has come out to say that he highly expects to be at the club next season – words that will surely be music to the ears of Posh fans.

“I’m sure I’ll be here next season,” Maddison said.

“And I’m determined to be in great physical shape to be ready for the very first game. I should be at my peak now. I’m 25 and I should be fit and strong so I’ll be hitting the gym before we come back for pre-season.

“Last season was full of ups and downs for me. It was an interesting season to say the least.

“I really showed what I was about in the last few months with goals and assists and the gaffer deserves as much credit for that as me.

“Obviously it was disappointing not to reach the play-offs, but on a personal note, it was nice to be recognised for my efforts.

“Both Steve Evans and the current manager were on at me relentlessly to work harder defensively and I think I did that. It’s why I got so many cautions as defending doesn’t come naturally to me. I know people have suggested I get booked for diving a lot, but that only happened twice and one of them wasn’t a dive.”