Peterborough United have completed the signing of highly-rated Gateshead attacker Marcus Maddison.

Peterborough United have strengthened their squad ahead of the closure of the transfer window by completing the signing of highly-rated Gateshead star Marcus Maddison.

The former Newcastle United youngster joins Posh for an undisclosed fee on a four-year contract. Manager Darren Ferguson is delighted with the arrival of the attacking player.

'He is a really good player and I really like him. He is a good age, 20-years-old, fits the bill in terms of what we are after. He has been to Newcastle, gone to Gateshead and done very well. He is a player that has had a go at the big time, didn't quite work out as he had hoped but he has gone into the non-league and is on his way back up again.

'He has come to our attention, we have had him watched and done our homework and is a very talented boy. He can play on the right, up front, on the left or in the number 10 role. He has two decent feet, but his left-foot is definitely better.

'He has good balance, good skill, pace and we feel this could be a really good signing for us. The one thing we like about him when we watched him was the positions that he takes up. He understands the game. He plays in between people, he knows how to find space and he can score goals.

'It is important that he understands how we play. We have different formations and he will fit in well. I am pleased to have him on board and looking forward to working with him,' Ferguson said.

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