Joe Ledley has withdrawn from the Wales squad to face Switzerland next week for personal reasons.
The Celtic midfielder has been allowed to miss the Euro 2012 qualifier in Basel on compassionate leave as his partner is expecting their first child.
Ledley's absence leaves Wales caretaker boss Brian Flynn with even more selection problems with Chris Gunter and Sam Ricketts both missing through suspension.
Flynn appreciates why Ledley has returned to Glasgow to be with his partner at the birth.
"It is a big occasion for them both," said Flynn.
"Joe is one of my experienced players but I feel it is necessary we do give him that compassionate leave."