FOUR Reading FC first-team players will be representing their countries during the current international break.

Chris Gunter is due to start for Wales in a World Cup qualifier against Austria in Vienna this Thursday.

Chris Coleman's Dragons defeated Moldova in their opening Group D fixture, while Austria won in Georgia.

Wales then entertain Georgia in Cardiff this Sunday as Coleman's men look to build on their Euro 2016 success when they lost to eventual winners Portugal in the semi finals.

Gunter, who is set to win his 75th international cap in the match against Austria, is joined in the Wales squad by former Royal Hal Robson-Kanu, though Simon Church has withdrawn through injury and has been replaced by one-time Reading target Tom Bradshaw of Barnsley.

Royals skipper Paul McShane is expected to line up for Republic of Ireland against Georgia in Dublin on Thursday in another Group D clash, though Reading teammate Stephen Quinn has been forced to pull out through injury.

Martin O'Neill's Ireland then travel to Chisinau to take on Moldova on Sunday night, having drawn their opening qualifier with Serbia.

Reading midfielder Sando Wieser's Liechtenstein will be hoping to improve on their 8-0 drubbing by Spain last time out when they host Albania in Group G on Thursday and then take on Israel in Jerusalem at the weekend.

Elsewhere, Danny Williams has been named in Jurgen Klinsmann's USA squad for friendlies against Cuba in Havana on Friday and then New Zealand in Washington next week.

Finally, Reading's September Player of the Month, John Swift, has been recalled by England Under 21s for Euro Championship qualifiers away to Kazakhstan tomorrow night and home to Bosnia-Herzegovina at Walsall's Bescot Stadium next Tuesday.

Swift was forced to withdraw from last month's England U21s squad which ended in a resounding 6-1 win over Norway U21s before Young Lions boss Gareth Southgate left to take over from axed England manager Sam Allardyce.

England can secure qualification to the finals by beating Kazakhstan, and Swift stated: “I was a bit unlucky last time I got the call.

“I had a bit of a hamstring injury and I didn’t want to risk it, but I’m buzzing that I’m in the squad again this time and to go and hopefully get some minutes.”

Swift boasts 36 international caps for England at every youth level from U16s to U21s, though the summer signing from Chelsea admits he has lot count.

“I’ve just about stopped counting the amount of caps I have now,” he quipped. “But think it’s all on the internet so when I’m curious and wonder how many I’ve had I’ll take a look on there.

“Every player that gets the call deserves to be there, so it’s a hard Under 21 team to get in to.

“I’m going to go and try my hardest and work 100% every single time I get to train and play and if I do get to play I’ll be ready and hopefully I get as many minutes as I can.”

Reading's 18-year-old keeper Luke Southwood is in the England U20 squad for a four-nation tournament including Netherlands, Germany and USA to be held at three grounds – Oldham, Huddersfield and Rochdale.

Defender Jake Sheppard and Zak Jules are in the Scotland U21 squad for fixtures away to Iceland and Macedonia.

Josh Barrett is with Republic of Ireland U19s for a round-robin competition involving Germany, Gibraltar and hosts Albania.

Axel Andresson is in the Iceland U19 squad for another round-robin involving Ukraine, Turkey and Latvia.