ROB Dickie believes Queens Park Rangers is the right move after deciding to leave Oxford United.

The highly-rated centre back has signed a four-year contract with the Sky Bet Championship side after the clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.

It is a step up a division for Dickie, while the geography also works with his home near Reading.

He told QPR's website: "I am really, really excited and can't wait to get going.

"The manager (Mark Warburton) had a big influence on my decision. I got a really good feeling off him.

"I watched a lot of QPR last year. I really like how they played and how the manager set them up.

"I feel this is a really good fit for me because of how I like to play.

"It feels like the right club for me."

U's boss Karl Robinson thinks it is a deal which suits all parties, with Dickie now into the final year of his contract.

He told United's website: "It’s a good move for Rob. QPR are a really good club and went about things the right way.

"We believe we have got a good fee, plus additional add ons, for someone who only had nine months of his contract left and he leaves with our thanks for his commitment and hard work over the last two years.

"The way he has conducted himself has been fantastic and it has been a pleasure to work with him and see him develop not just as a player but also as a leader and as a man.”

Warburton is confident Dickie will handle the step up without any problems and still has plenty of room to fulfil his potential.

The Rangers boss said: "He is a very talented young player, he has proven himself at Oxford, showing his undoubted quality, and is more than ready to step up.

"He likes to get on the ball, he makes good decisions and has good physicality about him as well, which you have to have in the Championship - but he is also a young player with lots of development potential."