Published Saturday, 01 September 2012
Darron Gibson has pulled out of the Republic of Ireland squad (© Presseye)
The 24-year-old Everton midfielder was initially named in the 23-man party which will fly out to the former Soviet republic next week for the game on Friday night.
Sunderland's David Meyler has been called up in his place and will meet up with the rest of the squad in Dublin on Sunday.
Trapattoni said: "When Darron informed me of his decision to withdraw, I called him to talk things through.
"As we embark upon a brand new campaign, he is very much in my plans and I consider him to be a key player for Ireland for this campaign.
"However, Darron has said that although he doesn't want to let anyone down, he doesn't feel ready to ready to return to the squad for this fixture after the disappointment of Euro 2012.
"I hope that Darron will take this time to reflect positively on his international career, and return to us in time for the Germany game in October."
The Derry man went to Poland and Ukraine with Ireland, but was restricted to a seat on the bench as they slipped to successive defeats at the hands of Croatia, Spain and Italy.
Trapattoni indicated in the aftermath of the finals that Gibson, along with the likes of James McCarthy and James McClean, would have bigger parts to play in his future plans.