More woe for Juanfran
By Martijn Prins
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Spanish defender Juanfran is likely to slip off the radar at Ajax for some time.Spanish defender Juanfran is likely to slip off the radar at Ajax for some time.
The full back arrived on loan from Turkish side Besiktas during the summer, but failed to make the breakthrough due to a series of minor niggles.
A couple of recent appearances for the reserves were expected to hone his sharpness, with Monday's meeting with Heerenveen's second string set to herald a return to the first team.
However, things turned sour in the dying moments as Juanfran was dismissed by referee Danny Makkelie for aiming an elbow the way of Sebastiaan Steur.
It is expected that the KNVB disciplinary committee will hand the player at least a three-game ban, which would rule him out of action for the next month.
The news will come as a blow to Ajax coach Danny Blind who had hoped a fit Juanfran would add balance to his squad on the left-hand side.