Rob Dickie explains decision as QPR win race for one-time Leeds target

Date published: Tuesday 1st September 2020 3:21 - James Marshment

Rob Dickie

QPR have signed defender Rob Dickie from Oxford on a four-year deal, the Championship side have confirmed.

The 24-year-old centre-back, who was named player of the season for the the U’s, move for an undisclosed fee.

He had been mentioned as a possible target for Leeds. That’s after he drew favourable comparisons to Ben White.

However, it the R’s who have won the race.

Dickie, who started his career at Reading, told QPR’s website: “The manager (Mark Warburton) had a big influence on my decision. I got a really good feeling off him.

“I’ve watched a lot of QPR last year. I really liked 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.”

 

Warburton welcomes Dickie signing

Warburton believes Dickie’s strengths as a player will allow him to quickly settle into life at Rangers.

He explained: “He is a talented ball player and is aware of how we like to play. He’s 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. He 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.

“He’s a tremendous addition to our squad.”

 

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