READING FC midfielder David Meyler has spoken of his training ground bust-up with Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neil during the international break.

Substitute Meyler didn’t feature in the 4-1 Nations League defeat to Wales in Cardiff last Thursday, and O’Neil criticised the Corkman’s attitude in training the following day, leading to an altercation.

Meyler said: "I was frustrated that I hadn't played, the manager is correct in what he said. I hadn't trained brilliantly.

“My emotions were sky high, the manner in which the game went and not playing.

"The manager said some things to me, yeah, but first and foremost you do have to look at yourself in the mirror.”

The 29-year-old midfielder also told the Irish Mirror: “Is my club form good enough? No. Are Reading in a bad situation? Yes they are.

“I need to address myself which I respect. He was right. At the time I was upset and annoyed.”

Meyler returned to the Ireland side for a 1-1 draw in Poland on Tuesday night.

Royals right-back Chris Gunter did not feature for Wales against Ireland either, ending a run of 63 consecutive appearances for his country.

But he earned his 89th cap in a 2-0 defeat in Denmark on Sunday, leaving him three behind Neville Southall in their all-time appearance record.

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New loan signing, Saeid Ezatolahi, left, in action for Iran. Picture: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images.

Meanwhile, Saeid Ezatolahi, 21, claimed an assist as Iran beat Uzbekistan 1-0. The Rostov loan signing will meet his Reading team-mates later this week, but is unlikely to be involved at Preston this Saturday.

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson started for Iceland in a 3-0 loss to Belgium on Tuesday and 6-0 thumping by Switzerland last weekend.

Goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola was an unused sub for Finland in 1-0 wins against Estonia and Hungary in the past week.

Leandro Bacuna was on the scoresheet for Curacao in a 10-0 hammering of Grenada on Monday.

Full-back Andy Yiadom started for Ghana in a 1-0 loss to Kenya.

Striker Andrija Novakovich – on loan with Dutch club Fortuna Sittard – was on the bench for USA’s 1-0 win over Mexico.

Axel Andresson – on loan with Norwegian outfit Viking Stravanger - played for Iceland U21s in a 3-2 defeat to Slovakia and 5-2 win against Estonia.

Fellow centre-back Tom McIntyre came off the bench to make his Scotland U21 debut in a 2-1 victory over the Nertherlands.

Danny Loader, 18, was a substitute for England U19s in a 2-1 victory over Belgium on Monday.

Loader also scored twice in a 4-1 win against the Netherlands last week.