DAN Gosling revealed he had “totally moved on” from his tough spell at Newcastle and said the current Magpies squad would be “under pressure”.

The midfielder endured a difficult four-season stint on Tyneside, scoring once in 36 senior appearances in all competitions.

Severely hampered by knee problems while at St James’s Park, Gosling joined Cherries in 2014 and has since played 134 times for Eddie Howe’s men.

The ex-Plymouth youngster could lock horns with his former employers on Saturday (3pm).

Reflecting on his time at Newcastle, who he joined from Everton in 2010, the 28-year-old told the Daily Echo: “I was there for four years and didn’t really get a chance to play.

“It was a tough four years but I learned a lot, I stayed professional and worked hard. I can’t really blame myself for that, there were other circumstances out of my control.

“I have totally moved on from that. I’m at a very good club here and am very happy with my football.

“I want them to do well because of the staff and friends I have there but, when it comes to Bournemouth versus Newcastle, there are no friends.

“We will say hello after the game but ultimately it’s three points on offer for us.”

Rafa Benitez’s side have six points from 11 league games this season. A 1-0 triumph over Watford last time out is their only win of the campaign.

“Most of the players have changed and there are not too many up there from my time,” added Gosling.

“They have around 50,000 Geordies there every week, whether that’s in the Championship or Premier League.

“It’s great when they are doing well. They are having a tough time at the moment and the players will be under pressure but they are a good club. They mean well and, hopefully, they will come out of it.”

Gosling scored a late leveller when the sides last met in February as Cherries battled back to earn a 2-2 draw at Vitality Stadium.