Yaya Sanogo will not face Celtic in the Europa League on Thursday night as he recovers from a ‘slight’ groin strain.
The lanky front man picked up the injury playing for Ajax’s reserves at the weekend and while it has been described a ‘not serious’ it is enough to keep him sidelined for the start of the competition.
Ajax will also be with former Everton man John Heitinga who is also injured while Riechedly Bazoer is suspended.
Sanogo has only featured for Ajax’s senior side three times this season, playing a measly 47 minutes.
Ajax have named their 18 man squad for the game in Amsterdam:
Ricardo van Rhijn
Mike van der Hoorn
Anwar El Ghazi
Kick-off is 6pm (UK), 7pm local time.