Holloway wrote in his column for the Independent on Sunday: "Our left-back David Carney has had a torrid time. He is Australian.
"The stick he has been getting over the cricket is unbelievable, especially when Ricky Ponting threw that hissy fit. Let's be honest, that was hilarious. We've been singing 'Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport' to David and waving a toy koala bear at him. The lad is probably desperate to get away for a while, and that is what he did after yesterday's match.
"He is competing in the Asian Cup for Australia and has flown out to link up with them. He will be away for at least three weeks and we will miss him because he has been a great pro since I signed him in the summer. He has been unlucky that my regular left-back Stephen Crainey has been playing so well, but I am sure David will break into the team at some point."