James Maddison - England international and key performer at the King Power Stadium

James Maddison - England international and key performer at the King Power Stadium

The career of James Maddison has continued to flourish since leaving Carrow Road for Leicester City.

Maddison has developed into a key performer at the King Power. His ability to have great vision and thread a pass suits the speedy attacking style of the Foxes. He has an eye for a goal and offers plenty on set pieces whether that be a corner or free-kick.

I’m really pleased to see that he has made England squads and recently collected his first senior cap. I think this should have happened earlier with plenty of friendly and meaningless qualifiers having been available to slot him into the midfield without any worries.

When introduced into the Norwich City team, Madders instantly made a faultless impression to become pivotal in any Canary success on the pitch and off it as a fans favourite.

He commanded games which belied his age. Most creative attacks came from Maddison to the point that if the opposition could cut the supply to Maddison, the attacking force of Norwich was severely blunted or even closed.

Thankfully Daniel Farke was able to strengthen his midfield and create an attacking, goal-scoring unit that tore up the Championship with nearly 100 goals in the title-winning second season.

His first-team experience at Coventry as a teenager and valuable experience on loan at Aberdeen set him up nicely to produce excellent results for City.

Every opposition manager feared coming up against Maddison when in City yellow and green.

My favourite Maddison moment is 22nd October 2016 when Maddison scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory at Portaloo Road against Ipswich.

His class displayed from the edge of the box to curl the ball past goalkeeper Bialkowski was superb plus the goal celebration which included a stroll around the back of the goal eyeballing the Town fans with shush gesture finished the job off nicely.

I am still convinced he'll have a stunning international career and before long will be a regular. I will not be surprised if he moves on again to a bigger club and trophies.

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