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Reading FC International Roundup October 11th

Jacob is here to round up all of the action from the players that were in action for their country last weekend.

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Chris Gunter

The Welsh full back made a bit of history during the Wales qualifying campaign this week. Gunter became the 4th most capped Welshman in the frustrating 1-1 draw at home to Georgia. He moved above Dean Saunders in the list and will be looking towards Neville Southall's record of 92 caps. Gunter is only 27 years old so he will be confident of gaining more caps under Chris Coleman.

He played the full 90 minutes in a hard fought 2-2 draw against Austria. Stoke midfielder Joe Allen scored the opening goal and Gunter will be claiming an assist on this one as it was his well-placed header to allow Allen to lash home from 20 yards to put Wales ahead. The Welsh were pegged back when Mark Arnautovic equalised, but Kevin Wimmer's own goal gave Wales the lead on the stroke of half time. However, the points were to be shared as Arnautovic grabbed his second of the game shortly after half time.

Gunter then again played the full 90 minutes against Georgia in a 1-1 draw in Cardiff. Gareth Bale opened the scoring with a powerful header but Gunter might feel who could have closed the cross down earlier that led to Tornike Okriashvili equalising for the visitors.

Gunter remains confident in qualification from the group despite the small setback:

"Obviously it's 2 points dropped in our view, but it doesn't change the way we approach the rest of the group. We're still unbeaten and we've got plenty of games we can go and win".

Wales face Serbia in their next qualifier in November.

Paul McShane

The Republic Of Ireland centre back was an unused substitute in both of the qualifiers against Georgia and Moldova where the Irish picked up a vital six points with a 3-1 win over Moldova on Sunday night and a 1-0 win over Georgia in midweek. McShane will look to be involved in their next qualifier against Austria in November.

John Swift

Reading's current star player was an unused substitute for the England Under 21s against Kazakhstan in midweek where England edged their opponents out to win 1-0 thanks to a sixth minute strike from Demarai Gray. The young side are now unbeaten in 13 games and will be looking to continue their impressive run against Bosnia & Herzegovina tonight. Swift will be hoping to make his first start this qualifying campaign and build on his excellent form for Reading this season.

Sandro Wieser

The midfielder played the full 90 minutes in both of Liechtenstein's qualifiers against Albania and Israel. But his efforts went unrewarded as they lost 2-0 to the Albanians and 2-1 to Israel. Liechtenstein still remain without a point on the board yet and it doesn't get any easier for them as they host Italy in November in what will be an extremely tough game.

On a domestic level, Wieser will be looking to build on his game time for his country by trying to force his way into Jaap Stam's match-day squad for the upcoming games against QPR and Aston Villa.

Garath McCleary

Jamaica's match against Suriname was postponed due to the hurricane around Haiti at the time. Jamaica are set to face Guyana in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Josh Barrett

The promising youngster was part of the Republic Of Ireland Under 19s squad that beat Albania 1-0 in midweek and thumped Gibraltar 5-0 at the weekend. Barrett had a good game, particularly against Albania where he tested the keeper throughout the game, including hitting the woodwork midway through the second half, but ultimately he couldn't find the back of the net as a Connor Ronan penalty proved to be enough for the Irish.

He was named as a substitute against Gibraltar but he scored late on when he beat two defenders before slotting neatly past the Gibraltar goalkeeper. They face Germany later on today.

Luke Southwood

The young shot-stopper was part of the England Under 20s side that lifted the Four Nations trophy this week. Southwood played the full 90 minutes against Netherlands where he kept a clean sheet in a convincing 2-0 win. He was then rested against Germany in a 3-1 victory and then played 45 minutes in the final game against USA, in which he kept another clean sheet as England won 2-0 to lift the trophy.

Manager Paul Williams praised the youngsters on their success:

"I believe in these players. They are an outstanding, talented group. It's good that people recognise how good they are."

That finishes off this month's international round up! I'll be back with the next one in November!