Frank de Boer has included two 19 year-old rookies in the match selection for the home game against Excelsior. Forward Robert Muric and defender Damian van Bruggen are part of the 18 player selection. Mike van der Hoorn is absent due to a suspension.
Compared to the away game against FC Groningen, Daley Sinkgraven is missing, in addition to the suspended Van der Hoorn. The midfielder sustained an injury during Monday evening’s match against Go Ahead Eagles.
Van Bruggen (jersey number 40), making his debut, has played 18 times to date for the Ajax Reserves in the Jupiler League. He played for one hour in Friday’s victory against FC Oss (1-2). Last season, the defender played 31 matches in the youth academy (2 goals).
Muric has scored 22 times this season for the Ajax Reserves in the Jupiler League. Last season, the Croatian scored four goals in seventeen Jupiler League games.
Match selection Ajax - Excelsior:
Ricardo van Rhijn
Anwar El Ghazi
Donny van de Beek
Damian van Bruggen
Ajax - Excelsior kicks off on Sunday at 14:30 in de Amsterdam ArenA. Tickets can be ordered online or purchased at the stadium box office. Open ticket sales are in effect.