HARRY Arter is desperate to erase the memory of an unwanted hat-trick at the hands of his former club Charlton.

Midfielder Arter, who is in line to face the Addicks today (3pm), has been on the receiving end of three successive defeats since joining Cherries three years ago.

He was substituted at half-time during a 1-0 reverse at the Valley on his Cherries debut in August 2010 and also lined up in a 3-0 defeat at the same venue 12 months later.

Arter, who missed the 2-2 draw at Dean Court in March 2011, again tasted defeat when the south Londoners triumphed 1-0 in Dorset in March 2012.

“I remember my debut and it didn’t go well for me or the team,” said Arter, who spent 11 years on the books at Charlton. “It was a big game for me because it was my first game for Bournemouth and I came off at half-time.

“I have played them a couple of times since and not been successful so I am hoping for a change in fortune this time. As a club and a squad, I think we are in a much better position now than we were in any of the other games.

“On paper, they probably had a better squad every time we played them. I don’t want to jinx us but I would like to think our squad is a lot better now and it should be a good game.”