OXFORD United have made their first deal of the January transfer window after signing Rob Dickie from Reading.

The versatile defender has moved for an undisclosed fee and this afternoon agreed a contract which will keep him at the club until summer 2020.

Dickie, who has represented England at under 19 level, has spent the first half of this season on loan at Lincoln City, making 23 appearances.

Dickie said: "I enjoyed it with Lincoln and I have a lot to thank them for, but to join a team in League One is an opportunity I didn’t want to pass up.

"I’m looking forward to it."

The 21-year-old has a Conference winner’s medal after helping Cheltenham Town win promotion in the 2015/16 season.

He came through the youth set-up at Reading, making one first-team appearance for the Royals – coming on at half-time in their Championship clash with Blackburn Rovers in May 2016.

U's boss Pep Clotet said: "Rob is a very hungry young player who we have been monitoring for a while now.

"He is strong, has a fantastic attitude and good technical and physical attributes.

"We are delighted that he has chosen to join us.

“He's played around 100 games across three different leagues despite his age, and at 21 we believe that he will continue to develop as a player and we think he will be a very positive asset for us.”