ALL the details about Oxford United added up to making a very simple decision for Sean Clare.

Karl Robinson’s side paid an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £100,000, to Scottish Championship side Hearts for the converted right back.

Moving closer to family and friends in London after two years in Edinburgh was a tick in the box, but there were many reasons why the

23-year-old picked the U’s.

He said: “I think my girlfriend and family are happy about that (the location).

“It was the right club after speaking to the manager a few times.

“The fact they want to improve me, the ambition of the place, the players they’ve already got and the style of football just linked with everything I’m about and made a lot of sense.”

He added: “I wouldn’t trade the time I’ve had at Hearts for the world.

“I think the club have been great to me, I’ve played in massive games with different kinds of venues.

“You can’t buy that experience of high-pressure games every week and it’s something I definitely needed.

“I know I’ve learned loads from it and I’m just looking to come back to England with all that experience and use it to my benefit.”

The addition of an attacking right back ends an eight-month hunt for Robinson to replace Chris Cadden.

He also arrived at United from playing in the Scottish Premiership, before being recalled from his loan by Columbus Crew.

Clare said: “I know Chris a little bit and saw he did really well when he came. It’s another example of what the club have done.

“For me it’s a similar thing, I played right back towards the end of the season and played a lot of attacking football. It’s very similar to the style of play that Oxford have.

“I felt I did well there and the manager has been really straight with me. He said ‘I know what you need to improve on and what you’re good at, we’re going to work on all of that’.”

Although Hearts returned to

pre-season training at the start of this week, Clare will be playing catch-up having last played in March.

But performing in Sky Bet League One holds no fears for the former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder.

A loan spell at Gillingham in the 2017/18 season means he is well aware of what to expect.

He said: “I had a really good spell at Gillingham and I’ll always be grateful for that.

“I’m not coming in blind, I know what the league is.

“I watched the Oxford (play-off) games and have seen the players they have. I know that kind of player with the style they have gets results in this league.

“We have a massive chance of doing well and going one better. I know that’s the aim of the club – and it’s mine as well.”