ROB Dickie has completed his transfer from Oxford United to Queens Park Rangers.

The centre back has signed a four-year deal at the Sky Bet Championship side after the clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.

United had been expecting to lose the 23-year-old from the moment they lost the League One play-off final in July.

Boss Karl Robinson revealed soon after the Wembley defeat several clubs had shown an interest in Dickie, who had been attracting attention before the season went into lockdown in the spring.

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The hope had been it would spark an auction which would force the price up, but Rangers were the side to turn that link into a firm bid and the defender was withdrawn from Saturday's friendly against his new employers as a precaution.

Dickie signed for United from Reading in January 2018, but never played for Pep Clotet as the defender waited more than a month to make his debut – in the 3-1 defeat at Rotherham United.

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He quickly became a regular, first under caretaker boss Derek Fazackerley and then Robinson.

No one has played more games for United since the former Charlton Athletic boss took over in March 2018.

The defender made 49 appearances during the 2018/19 campaign, playing as the left-sided centre half alongside Curtis Nelson.

After months largely spent battling against relegation, he flourished in the closing stages of the season.

That confidence on the ball continued last season, as Dickie grew into one of the first names on the teamsheet.

He ended the season as captain, leading the U’s out at Wembley in what proved to be his final competitive appearance for the club.

Dickie departs having played 113 games for the club, scoring three times.