HARRY Arter is eyeing back-to-back promotions from the Championship after signing for Nottingham Forest.

Arter today completed a move to Sabri Lamouchi's side, bringing to an end his 10-year association with Cherries.

The 30-year-old played 256 times times for Cherries having initially signed from Woking in 2010, but spent the past two seasons out on loan.

And he enjoyed success during one of those spells away, helping at Fulham back to the Premier League at the first time of asking last season.

"I felt like I was ready for a new challenge and I wanted to come to a club with a strong past and an ambitious future," Arter told the Nottingham Forest website.

"It's a Premier League club in my opinion and getting it back there is what we all want to achieve. It is a move I'm really excited about and I want to contribute in helping the club get back to the top flight.

"I've been promoted twice (from the Championship), once with Bournemouth and once with Fulham, and they were two completely different experiences. At both clubs we had a group of determined players who knew what their end goal was and that's what we need to have here.

"I feel like I can add that mentality to the squad because the older you get, the more you realise you have to try and influence people around you.

"The club and the manager have made it very clear they want me to bring that winning mentality into the dressing room and I like to think quality and experience are two things I can add to a talented group of players who were good enough to make the play-offs last season."

Arter could face Cherries when Forest head to Vitality Stadium in November. The two clubs are among the early season favourites for promotion, although Forest have lost both their games so far, against Huddersfield and Cardiff.

"The Championship is such an unpredictable league but you have to aim and strive for consistency across all areas," said Arter.

"Ultimately, the teams that get promoted this season will be the ones who are the most consistent. The club have added quality players to the squad this summer and I think it will be a really good group to be a part of.

"Every club will suffer disappointment at some stage but we need to use that feeling from the end of last season to push ourselves on to a strong start this time around.

"There are still 44 games to go and if we can now put together a run of three or four wins in a row then we can hit the season with momentum and achieve our main aim of promotion."