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Reading FC International Round-up: November 2017

Jacob tells us how the Royals players who were in action for their country got on this week.

Georgia v Wales - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Photo by Levan Verdzeuli/Getty Images

Chris Gunter

There was nobody else that I could kick this international round up with. Gunter captained Wales in their game against Panama, a game in which they drew 1-1 with Panama equalizing in the final minute of injury time.

More importantly, Gunter joined Wales legend Gary Speed as the most capped outfield Welsh player of all time. The full-back has now racked up 85 appearances for his country and it is looking likely that Gunter will surpass Neville Southall's record of 92 appearances.

Rio Ferdinand was quick to praise Gunter for his impressive amount of appearances at such a young age.

David Edwards

Gunter’s compatriot also played a part as Wales drew 1-1 in a friendly with Panama, but was substituted after 62 minutes for Lee Evans. Edwards will be looking to feature in Jaap Stam's side for the crucial game against former club Wolves on Saturday.

Paul McShane

The Royals skipper was an unused substitute as Republic of Ireland failed to qualify for the World Cup next summer in Russia. The Irish took the lead in the second leg of their play-off with Denmark thanks to a Shane Duffy header early in the first half, but goals from Andreas Christensen, Nicklas Bendtner and a hat- trick from Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen saw the visitors run out convincing winners.

Jack Nolan

The Reading youngster was in action for the England Under-17s side and has certainly caught the eye following his first call-up to the team. He featured in the 3-2 triumph over Portugal and then scored his first international goal in a hard-fought 2-1 win against Germany.

Reading fan Dean Cooke was there to watch both games and was impressed with Nolan's performances.

Jordan Holsgrove

Another one of Reading's promising youngsters featured for Scotland Under-19s in their European Championship qualifiers. Holsgrove and his team mates were unable to stop group leaders Czech Republic from running out narrow 1-0 winners to go five points clear, but the Tartan Army remain second in the group ahead of Armenia and Luxembourg.

Axel Andresson

The Icelandic Under-21s player featured for his country in a thrilling 3-2 away win over Estonia. The win keeps Iceland's slim hopes of qualification for the European Championships alive as they currently sit third in a group which is currently led by the impressive Spain.

Meanwhile, Anssi Jaakkola was on the bench as Finland won at home to Estonia.