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Although a few only get to experience the dream that so many young children have when they are growing up, sometimes that dream can be a rather horrible nightmare and one that makes you question whether it is everything you thought it was.

Charlton Athletic footballer Marcus Maddison managed to live what most young boys and girls aspire to do when they are able to by playing professional up and down the country, however it appears to have taken its toll on the 27-year-old, as he has admitted that he feels ‘broken’ by the whole thing.

The attacking midfielder, who can always play out wide on the wing, has revealed that he is already considering looking at doing something else with his career at the age of 27, with retirement a serious option for him.

Despite having been on loan at Bolton Wanderers in League Two since the turn of the year to try and help out the former Premier League side try and climb back up the football pyramid, he has admitted he has struggled.

Maddison has since had his loan terminated early after just 10 games with the Trotters, having found life away from his family in the capital too much for him to handle. Perhaps he will be able to find some comfort in playing at

Having taken to social media, the attacker has left a heartfelt message explaining what he is currently going through and has revealed he is questioning what professional football is bringing him at this moment.

“Well the football industry has eventually broke me. All the abuse, pressures & monotony of the last 2 years has just got to me,” he said on Instagram.

“I’ve tried to fit in & be happy but if I can’t be happy In a winning team fighting for promotion it’s clearly something deeper.

“I’m returning home to think do I want to play football any more as it just doesn’t bring me any joy at all. I can’t thank Ian Evatt enough for understanding & wish Bolton Wanderers all the best for the final run in.”

Bolton Wanderers boss, Ian Evatt, revealed after their 2-1 win against Harrogate Town on Saturday that the situation had been building over a sustained period of time and that discussions had already taken place between himself, the player and his agent.

Evatt also revealed that he had spoken with the PFA to make sure Maddison receives any and all of the support that he may need in the immediate and near future.