Midfielder Kemy Agustien has left Barrow AFC after his short-term contract with the Bluebirds expired on Wednesday.

The Bluebirds had been hoping to keep the former Swansea City and Brighton man, who arrived at Holker Street as a free agent in November, by extending his deal until the end of the season.

However, an agreement could not be reached with the 32-year-old’s representatives, despite weeks of negotiations.

The Curacao international’s departure from AFC represents a blow, as his passing range and delivery from set-pieces played a big part in their revival in form in the last couple of months.

In total, he made 11 appearances for Ian Evatt’s side, scoring two goals. It is unclear as of yet whether he has a move to a different club lined up.

Agustien arrived after a successful trial, having played for Birmingham City’s under-23s in an attempt to maintain fitness earlier in the campaign.

He went straight into the Bluebirds’ starting line-up, making his debut in the 3-0 home defeat against Eastleigh, a match that’s proven to be something of a turning point in the season.

It was after that that Evatt changed his formation to 3-4-1-2 for the match at Aldershot Town, with the 2-0 win there starting an unbeaten league run that lasted eight matches.

Having quickly formed an effective midfield partnership with Jason Taylor, Agustien opened his Barrow account in his fourth game for them by scoring with a superb free kick to open the scoring at Braintree Town.

His other strike for the club turned out to be even more spectacular; a sensational effort from long range in the dramatic 3-2 victory over Salford City just after Christmas that was in front of the BT Sport cameras.

However, his final appearance for the Bluebirds lasted just 45 minutes, as he was replaced at half-time of the 2-0 defeat at Havant & Waterlooville, with Evatt saying after the game: “I think his head’s everywhere else, but at this football club.”