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Gladiators seal signing of Curaçaoan International Agustien

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Gladiators seal signing of Curaçaoan International Agustien

Martin Carruthers has plumped for experience with his latest new recruit as 36 years old midfielder Kemy Augustien came through the door at the Proctor Cars Stadium.

Born in Holland but an international for Curacou, Augustien stands at 5’10” and operates at the heart of the engine room. Vastly experienced, he began his career with Willem 11 for two years before a move to AZ Alkmaar followed. This was all between 2004 and 2010 in which there were loan spells at three clubs, most notably Birmingham City. In between 2010 and 2013 he was at Swansea City making his Premiership debut against Manchester City for whom he would play 39 matches. He went out on loan to Crystal Palace before playing 13 games in a two year stint with Brighton and Hove Albion.

Since then he has been with a number of clubs, locally playing 41 games for Mickleover from 2020 to 2022. Last season he was with Hednesford Town after a short spell with Kettering Town. Internationally he played a total of 19 games for the Netherlands under 19’s, 20’s and 21’s and from 2015 he has 15 international caps for Curacao.

Carruthers says Augustien fits the bill as far as the Gladiators are concerned.

“His CV speaks for itself, he’s nicely experienced having played in the Football League and the Premiership. He’s a very good footballer, very experienced and will be great in the dressing room. He’s just what we need, he’s great on the ball and will dictate play.”

Ian Richardson