WANDERERS have ended Marcus Maddison’s loan spell from Charlton Athletic by mutual consent.

The playmaker, who was substituted at half-time in Saturday’s 2-1 win against Harrogate, is understood to have struggled living away from his family, based in the club’s hotel.

Maddison made 10 appearances for Bolton, including four starts, but failed to nail down a regular first team berth.

Manager, Ian Evatt, had said after Saturday’s game that the 27-year-old still had a part to play in Wanderers’ season. But the club confirmed this afternoon that Maddison has returned home and will no longer be part of the squad at the University of Bolton Stadium.

“We would like to thank Marcus for his contribution during his time with us and he leaves with our full support,” Evatt said.

“The consequences of the pandemic have brought many challenges to so many people, and Marcus, in particular, has found it exceptionally difficult being away from his young daughter and alone in his hotel room.

“First and foremost, our priority is the well-being of all our staff and players, and Marcus’s best interests are paramount.

“He is a very talented footballer and everybody at Bolton Wanderers Football Club wishes him well for the future.”

Chairman Sharon Brittan added: “Having spent some time with Marcus over the past couple of weeks, it became clear that he was in need of some additional support.

“Marcus is a lovely man who I really warmed to and we will ensure that he gets the correct support he needs.

“Although his time with the club was relatively short, he will always remain in the Bolton Family.”

Wanderers have also politely requested that Maddison’s privacy is respected.