KANE Hemmings admitted he had no hesitation in agreeing to join Notts County.

The Oxford United striker spent last season on loan at Sky Bet League Two side Mansfield Town.

And when told by U’s boss Karl Robinson that he could not be guaranteed first-team football at the Kassam Stadium next year, the 27-year-old wasted little time in sorting out his long-term future.

Hemmings, born in Burton upon Trent, joined Notts County for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-year deal at Meadow Lane.

And the forward, who signed for the U’s from Dundee in 2016 in a move believed to be in the region of £250,000, says he cannot wait to get going at his new club, who reached the play-offs last season.

“I’m over the moon,” he said.

“This is a club that wants to go places, and I want to go there with them.

“Being a local lad and having heard the plans the manager and chairman have for the club, it’s an opportunity I couldn’t really turn down.”

He added: “As soon as the offer came in I was convinced straight away.

“It’s a perfect match and I’m delighted to get it done.

“I like to get on the ball and be in and around the box, getting shots away and linking up with teammates.

“Hopefully the fans will see an exciting player who scores a goal or two and is a big influence on the team.”

Signed by Michael Appleton, Hemmings agreed a three-year deal at United and scored 15 goals in 31 starts.

At Mansfield last season he also netted 15 times.

Bizarrely, although he was fully fit and finding the net regularly, former United boss Pep Clotet decided against recalling the striker in January, despite his front players struggling with injury and being out of form.

Robinson believes the move suits both parties.

“We are looking to bring in new players up front and couldn’t guarantee first-team football for Kane, which is what he needs at his age,” he said.

“He leaves with our very best wishes and we thank him for his efforts.”