Talented midfielder admits he was 'lost' after leaving Newcastle United

Marcus Maddison has opened up about his football career after walking away from the professional game.

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 2:26 pm
Marcus Maddison playing for Bolton Wanderers.

Maddison left League Two team Bolton Wanderers last season, and joined non-league club Spalding United, managed by his former Peterborough United team-mate Gabriel Zakuani. The 27-year-old – who started his career at Newcastle United – is looking to make a career out of gaming

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“The love for football probably hasn't been there for a long time," Maddison told SPORTbible. "It has been a job for maybe three or four years. It's nice to come out of it, to be honest."

Maddison left Newcastle as a teenager, and had spells at Blyth Spartans and St Johnstone before finding his feet again at Gateshead. The Durham-born player went on to join Peterborough.

Reflecting on his departure from St James’s Park, the boyhood Sunderland fan said: "I was so lost. I didn't have a clue what I was doing."