Scott Robinson will miss Hearts’ first two matches in the Championship next season after being hit with a two-game ban by the Scottish Football Association.
The midfielder received his 12th booking of the campaign against Partick Thistle on Wednesday night and consequently is suspended for two league matches, effective from May 21. Hearts’ season ends tomorrow when they bow out of the Scottish Premiership away to St Mirren.
The ban does not apply to cup games, therefore Robinson would be available for any League Cup and Ramsdens Cup ties which take place before the 2014/15 league season begins. He already served a one-game ban in January this year after his sixth yellow card of the season.
In a further blow to the Jambos, midfielder Jamie Hamill has received a four-game ban from the SFA for his barge on Ross County manager Derek Adams. Hamill was charged with excessive misconduct by the SFA over the incident at Tynecastle on April 19. He has already served one match of the four-game suspension, having been red-carded at the time, whilst one has been suspended until the end of next season.
That leaves him to miss only two games for now – tomorrow at St Mirren plus the first match of the new season in August. However, Hamill would be available this weekend should he appeal the decision. He has until 5pm today to do so.
Hamill collided with Adams and knocked him to the ground after scoring Hearts’ first goal in the 2-0 win over Ross County. He received a second yellow card and was ordered off but the SFA later issued him with a notice of complaint for excessive misconduct.