The EFL has confirmed that Peterborough United playmaker Marcus Maddison has been given the award as League One Player of the Month for August after an electric start to the new season.

Even in Peterborough United’s slow opening few games, Marcus Maddison was a standout performer. And in their recent upturn in form which has seen them win their last three matches, Maddison has continued to star.

He has provided a stunning six assists in as many games, scoring three goals along the way. He beat Rochdale’s Ian Henderson, Ipswich Town striker Kayden Jackson and Lincoln City goalkeeper Josh Vickers to the award.

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Posh manager Darren Ferguson spoke to the EFL upon the confirmation of Maddison’s award, saying it is much deserved given his “excellent” work ethic he has shown in the early stages of this season.

“It is a well-deserved award, six assists and three goals represents a good month. We are delighted for him, he has continued from the end of last season where he was winning us games, he has added goals to his assists, his work ethic is excellent and is in a good place at the minute. He is showing really consistent performances and long may that continue.”

Maddison too spoke upon the confirmation of his award, saying that he is happy to have won the award for the first time in his career and is hoping to get better and better as the season goes on.

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“It is an award that I haven’t won before, so I am really happy that I have been given this award,” he said.

“It does mean a lot. I have had a good start to the season, I have belief in my team-mates, the manager has been brilliant with me and I would say I am not really at full fitness yet, so to win the award off the back of that, is great. Hopefully I can continue my form and the team can carry that form forward.”

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