Reading stars Chris Gunter and Jon-Dadi Bodvarsson had mixed fortunes as they went away with their countries this week.

Gunter was an unused substitute for Wales’ 2-1 defeat against Croatia in Osijek on Saturday.

A James Lawrence own goal, and an Ivan Perisic strike just after half time, put the hosts in a commanding lead. 

Croatia, who have never lost a home game in European Championship qualifying, conceded late on as Bournemouth’s David Brooks scored his first goal for Wales.

However, Gunter, Wales’ all-time appearance record holder, played the whole match as Wales lost their second game of the international break.

The Dragons succumbed to successive defeats with a 1-0 loss in Budapest against Hungary.

The goal came ten minutes from time as Mate Patkai secured the three points for the home side.

Wales dropped to fourth in their qualifying group; three points off Slovakia in the playoff spot.

Gunter’s side famously had a terrific European Championships campaign last time out in 2016, reaching the semi-finals.

A team who had a similarly outstanding last European Championships is Bodvarsson and Iceland.

The Nordic island knocked out England in the round of 16, en route to a quarter-final exit.

The striker was an unused sub in their 1-0 win over Albania, while he started their second match, a 2-1 victory over Turkey.

The 27-year-old had an injury-laden campaign for the Royals, playing only 20 league matches for the Royals, scoring seven goals.

Iceland now sit third in their group, with just goal difference separating themselves from Turkey, who hold the playoff spot in Group H.

Both will be hoping to make lasting impacts on Jose Gomes over the coming months, in hope of being big parts of the club's upcoming campaign.