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Even with competition from Jonathan Sexton at fly-half for both club and country, Madigan has clocked over 1,000 minutes of action in the PRO12.
The 24-year-old came off the bench twice in the RBS 6 Nations, but McFadden, also a teammate of Madigan’s at Leinster, insists he has what it takes to book himself a place on the plane to Australia this summer.
“At this time of the year one or two big performances could get you on a Lions tour," McFadden told the Irish Independent.
“Whether it’s Ian, there are going to be wildcards brought to Australia, there is one every Lions tour.
“I suppose from Ian’s perspective he has got to keep his starting place because Jonny [Sexton] is coming back now. I imagine if he keeps his fitness, I imagine he will be in the mix to go to Australia as well.
“They are two very different players, Ian and Jonny, but they both have their positives in different aspects.”