Bolton Wanderers manager Ian Evatt admits that the decision with Marcus Maddison to end his loan spell with the club had been building
The 27-year-old arrived at the University of Bolton Stadium on loan from League One side Charlton Athletic in the January transfer window.
He made 10 appearances for Wanderers in that time, but today it was confirmed that Maddison's loan spell had been cut short, following an agreement with the player.
Maddison has struggled in recent months being away from his young daughter and living in a hotel.
The decision was taken so that the winger can access additional support and Wanderers have vowed to help Maddison gain the help he requires off the pitch.
Explaining more on the decision to end Maddison's spell with Wanderers, Evatt admitted it had been one which had been building and was not a knee jerk reaction following the player's half-time substitution in Saturday's home victory over Harrogate Town.
Evatt spoke with Maddison and the player's agent yesterday about the matter, and the Bolton manager has also contacted the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) about getting the winger the support he needs.
The Wanderers manager wishes Maddison all the best and that the winger's privacy needs to be respected at this time.
He said: "It has been building. Myself, Marcus and his agent had a really long talk on Sunday about everything. I also had another chat with the PFA to make sure we could get Marcus the best help and support.
“We really hope that football takes a back seat in all this and he gets himself back into a good place.
“It is not difficult to tell (that he has struggled), being honest. And if you spoke to Marcus he would say we have supported him all the way through.
“We tried to give him game time, for instance a start on Saturday, to try and rekindle the fire and happiness and obviously it didn’t work out. In many ways it made it worse and magnified things.
“First and foremost we’re human and it isn’t just about football, it’s about people’s lives and their feelings. Marcus has had my full support on his mental well-being and he will continue to have my full support, along with Sharon and everyone else’s at this football club.
“People need to respect his privacy and wish him well, so hopefully he can get himself back in the right place."