Ajax Amsterdam striker Suk Hyun-Jun has been handed a two-match ban after picking up a straight red card in the reserves match.
Suk, 19, started for his club’s reserves side Jong Ajax against Jong Vitesse last monday, but was sent off in the 36th minute after having put in a strong challenge on the opposing defender. Jong Ajax were already down two goals by the time Suk was sent off, and eventually lost the match 0-4. The loss snapped the recent two-match winning streak by Brian Roy‘s men.
The 19 year-old’s two-match ban will also apply to top-flight Dutch Eredivisie matches as disciplinary rules in the reserves league, Beloftencompetitie, are pertained to the matches on senior level. This means that Suk will be unavailable for the showdown between Ajax and its fierce rivals Feyenoord on the 19th.
Despite the solid preseason scoring form, it’s been a tough beginning to the season for Suk as he has been left out of the squad for all of Ajax’s matches in the Eredivisie. Expected transfers of Luis Suarez and Miralem Sulejmani over the summer never came to fruition and halted his opportunity to feature in competitive matches. To salt the wound, Ajax’s acquisition of Egyptian forward Mido sent Suk further down the pecking order.