MIDFIELDER Dan Gosling admitted it was a “no-brainer” to exit Vitality Stadium and sign for Watford, having been left out of Cherries’ team earlier this season.

The 31-year-old had played a prominent role for the Dorset club in the opening stages of their Championship campaign before then finding his game time limited under manager Jason Tindall.

Gosling joined up with the Hornets in January, ending a spell of more than six years on the south coast.

He started in Saturday's 1-0 victory over Millwall, which secured Xisco Munoz's men a spot back in the Premier League.

And the former Newcastle and Everton man always had the belief he could make an impact in the promotion picture.

Gosling said: “It wasn't easy but I know I'm capable of more and there's more I can offer a team. Hopefully I've repaid some of that faith that was shown in me to bring me here.

"I wasn't playing at all, really. I started the season well, started playing probably the first 10 games, I was rotating with other players and doing well.

“To go from that to literally nothing was a huge surprise.

"I knew in the summer my contract was up (at Cherries) and it was the right thing for me to try and leave and as soon as I heard of Watford's interest, it was an absolute no-brainer to get the deal done.

“I was delighted to come here, to another promotion chasing team, one that I really thought we would get the job done and I was proved right.

"The main goal was to achieve promotion and we've done that with time to spare. The pressure is definitely off and we can go enjoy the last two games."