Bristol City have completed the signing of former Reading youngster Rob Dickie.

Born in the town, the central defender spent 14 years in the youth set-up in Berkshire and made one league appearance.

Impressing during four seasons out on loan, Oxford United signed the 27-year-old permanently in 2018 where he continued to showcase himself as one of the most talented EFL stars.

Spending the last three seasons with Queens Park Rangers, Dickie had a mixed season last campaign but had previously cemented himself as a top talent.

Struggling near the wrong end of the table last season, Dickie has made the move donw the M4 and becomes Nigel Pearson's first deal of the summer.

Upon signing his three-year deal, the 27-year-old said: “It’s been exciting! I got married on Saturday, which was a proud day for myself and my family, and I came here this morning to sign and make it another proud day.

“As soon as Bristol City showed interest, I was keen on the move. Having spoken to various people here, the club have shown real ambition for the season ahead.

“I’ve had a brief look at the squad. There is a really good blend of youth as well as experienced players and with the Championship experience I’ve got, I feel as though I can really add to that and bolster the squad.”