Agustien ready for take-off after triple training sessions with Albion

The Argus: Kemy Agustien in action against Huddersfield Kemy Agustien in action against Huddersfield

KEMY Agustien believes his Albion career is ready to take off after triple training sessions to get himself fit.

The Dutch midfielder was back in the side for the 0-0 draw against Huddersfield at The Amex.

It was Agustien’s first start since the end of August and only his sixth in total since signing from Swansea in the summer following problems with calf injuries.

Agustien told The Argus: “We talked about it with the manager and the staff and I started a programme for myself, so I was training three times each day.

“At the time I wasn't happy but it has helped me quite a lot and now I feel good and ready to go. I know I came here not fit enough and I know I needed to work on that.

“Of course, you are disappointed when you get the facts in front of you, but you have to deal with it, get your head down and just go with it.’”Agustien was substituted midway through the second half as Huddersfield became the first side to prevent Albion from scoring at The Amex since last season's defeat in the play-offs by Crystal Palace.

Agustien said: “I was waiting for this chance. I think I did quite well. I'm not really pleased, because I think I could have done something better, but at the end of the day it was my first game after a long time and we did very well. The only disappointment was not getting the three points.”

Albion head into the Boxing Day visit to Charlton (12.30) still eighth and still two points outside the play-off zone.

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8:15am Mon 23 Dec 13

Ellen Street says...

The photograph is not particularly flattering though there's something of Diego Maradona about him.Can't be bad.He was excellent and very influential in the first-half,then vanished before being substituted.Potentia
lly a match-winner.
The photograph is not particularly flattering though there's something of Diego Maradona about him.Can't be bad.He was excellent and very influential in the first-half,then vanished before being substituted.Potentia lly a match-winner. Ellen Street

12:15pm Mon 23 Dec 13

mrgull says...

definitely a class player.just hope he can keep it together
definitely a class player.just hope he can keep it together mrgull

12:53pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Vince says...

With Kemy showing real skills, Orlandi nearly fit, Ince blossoming into a real talent and Crofts playing so well this season - the midfield is starting to look really strong. Add to these Lopez, Lua Lua and Buckley and possibly Conway in the wide positions and the future looks bright indeed.

My main concern is the lack of strikers - we only have Ulloa in my opinion - as Barnes is more of a utility striker - a very useful "all round" player who can play in a number of positions without excelling in any of them - but nevertheless a very good squad player.
With Kemy showing real skills, Orlandi nearly fit, Ince blossoming into a real talent and Crofts playing so well this season - the midfield is starting to look really strong. Add to these Lopez, Lua Lua and Buckley and possibly Conway in the wide positions and the future looks bright indeed. My main concern is the lack of strikers - we only have Ulloa in my opinion - as Barnes is more of a utility striker - a very useful "all round" player who can play in a number of positions without excelling in any of them - but nevertheless a very good squad player. Vince

1:35pm Mon 23 Dec 13

VegasSeagull says...

Vince wrote:
With Kemy showing real skills, Orlandi nearly fit, Ince blossoming into a real talent and Crofts playing so well this season - the midfield is starting to look really strong. Add to these Lopez, Lua Lua and Buckley and possibly Conway in the wide positions and the future looks bright indeed.

My main concern is the lack of strikers - we only have Ulloa in my opinion - as Barnes is more of a utility striker - a very useful "all round" player who can play in a number of positions without excelling in any of them - but nevertheless a very good squad player.
In the absence of CMS, I guess it's possible that we might do a loan deal for a striker, or retain Lita for a second loan period, but somehow I don't see that happening, but it's possible.
I think CMS is the key, or rather his recovery is. If all were fit Ulloa, CMS and Barnes would suffice, so if we see a move to do a loan deal for a striker, that might tell us something about the recovery, or lack there of, regarding CMS.
If the Docs have told Oscar that CMS will be available soon Oscar will not need to do anything other than wait, if on the other hand the prognosis is not good, then Oscar will need to do something.
[quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: With Kemy showing real skills, Orlandi nearly fit, Ince blossoming into a real talent and Crofts playing so well this season - the midfield is starting to look really strong. Add to these Lopez, Lua Lua and Buckley and possibly Conway in the wide positions and the future looks bright indeed. My main concern is the lack of strikers - we only have Ulloa in my opinion - as Barnes is more of a utility striker - a very useful "all round" player who can play in a number of positions without excelling in any of them - but nevertheless a very good squad player.[/p][/quote]In the absence of CMS, I guess it's possible that we might do a loan deal for a striker, or retain Lita for a second loan period, but somehow I don't see that happening, but it's possible. I think CMS is the key, or rather his recovery is. If all were fit Ulloa, CMS and Barnes would suffice, so if we see a move to do a loan deal for a striker, that might tell us something about the recovery, or lack there of, regarding CMS. If the Docs have told Oscar that CMS will be available soon Oscar will not need to do anything other than wait, if on the other hand the prognosis is not good, then Oscar will need to do something. VegasSeagull

6:44pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Gee Jay says...

Kemy, you still have everything to prove, and you have the second half of the season to show us what you are capable of.
Kemy, you still have everything to prove, and you have the second half of the season to show us what you are capable of. Gee Jay

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