Marcus Maddison

Name: Marcus Maddison
Nationality: English
Born: 26th September 1993, Durham
Height: 1.80m (5ft 11ins)
Weight: 11.3 stone
Under-18s debut: 28th August, 2010 v Milton Keynes Dons (home), Premier Academy League
Position: Forward

Left-footed former Tudhoe Grange school pupil who came of age in the third round of the FA Youth Cup in 2010/11 when he scored four goals in the 6-2 win at Dulwich Hamlet.

Blessed with pace and trickery, Maddison can play on either flank or up-front and joined Newcastle from Sunderland as a 12-year-old. Although he grew up in County Durham, he supported Arsenal but his best footballing memory was joining The Magpies.

Maddison is confident in his own ability, and his motto is: "Don't let anybody tell you you're not great when you know you are."

However, he left the Club by mutual consent in February 2013.