Republic of Ireland manager, Giovanni Trapattoni claims Darron Gibson has been ignoring his text messages for the past 12 months.
The Italian has revealed that he has attempted to contact the Hazelbank native about a return to the international fold.
However, Gibson, who hasn’t featured in the Ireland squad since being left out of all three games at the Euro Championships in Poland, has refused to respond.
“It is very difficult to know what Darron’s position is when he does not answer our text messages,” said Trapattoni.
And the Republic boss added that he will continue in his attempts to get the Everton man back into his squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
“Still I wait patiently for a player like Darron Gibson. The door is open
“We have also tried to contact him through his club. But look, it is no problem. Other players have come in and we’re doing well.”