Stuart Broad, who has spoken of the "heartbreak" at seeing Trott have to leave the tour early because of his stress-related illness, is determined to look forward rather than back.
That, of course, is how England must approach the remainder of the tour - starting with the two-day tour match set to get under way in Alice Springs on Friday, and then the second Test in Adelaide next week.
Broad said: "I think this team is very good at focusing on the cricket when that time arises - and although the changing room's thoughts are with Trotty at the moment, we need to get back to training at Alice Springs this week.
"We've got a huge task on our hands.
"We had a blip last week, but I can't see this group of players allowing that to happen throughout the tour."
Trott was twice dismissed cheaply by Mitchell Johnson in Brisbane, and then had his batsmanship publicly called into question by Australia opener David Warner.
Those details aside, however, England know they were collectively not up to scratch in Brisbane - and paid the price with an unexpected 381-run trouncing.
"There will be some guys who know they didn't perform to the level expected of them in international cricket and will have to do better in Adelaide," added Broad.
"We need to get our plans and skills right going to Adelaide.
"I think it will be very different to Brisbane in terms of the pitch, and we need to focus on getting right for it.
"This squad has a real steely determination, and the Gabba result hurt us.
"We're a proud bunch, and I'm sure that the performance levels will be back up to where they need to be come Adelaide."
'Sledging' on the pitch was another of the Gabba controversies - Australia captain Michael Clarke was fined approaching £2,000 for the earthy threats he made to tailender James Anderson, picked up on the stump mic - but Broad does not expect the hosts to reference Trott's misfortune in future.
"I can't say how they'll react," he said.
"But as international cricketers and professional sportsmen, they will understand the pressures that everyone is under and (that) it can happen to anyone.
"I think the Australian players will respect the decision of Trotty's to go home. There is no doubt there is a lot of respect between the two sides.
"I can't see any advantage Australia would gain from that."
England have yet to announce whether they will rest captain Alastair Cook this week - along with first-choice Test players such as Kevin Pietersen, Graeme Swann and James Anderson.
But they will need to gather as much evidence as possible about who to pick at numbers three and six in Adelaide, as well as working out their best option as third seamer there.
Possible England team (v CA Chairman's XI at Traeger Park, starting at 0900, 2330 Thursday GMT): MA Carberry, IR Bell, JE Root, MJ Prior (Captain), GS Ballance, BA Stokes, JM Bairstow (wkt), ST Finn, CT Tremlett, MS Panesar, WB Rankin