NEW recruit Robbie Brady revealed he spoke with Cherries legend Harry Arter about the switch to the south coast.

Brady and Arter have played alongside each other for Republic of Ireland.

The 29-year-old has this week joined Cherries on a free transfer, after his contract at Burnley expired during the summer.

Arter, brother-in-law of Cherries' boss Scott Parker, played 256 times for the Dorset club before bringing his 10-year stay to an end, departing to join Nottingham Forest last year.

He has since joined Charlton Athletic on loan.

And Brady, who has scored eight goals in 57 appearances for the Boys in Green, says he had a conversation with Arter before committing to the Cherries move.

"I spoke to Harry (Arter) the other day and he had nothing but good things to say about it," Brady told afcbTV.

"I was excited by the opportunity and hopefully I can help the club keep going in the direction they’re going."

Brady has not played a competitive club game since Burnley's 2-1 Premier League win at Everton in March.

He missed some action through injury last season, but explained his fitness record was better than some may realise.

"I picked up a niggle a couple of months before I actually had to stop playing," said Brady.

"I was playing through. I was available for a lot of football.

"It’s difficult at times to get in the team when the wheels are turning there and people have got a run of games.

"It’s hard to disrupt that and I found it difficult to get as much game time as I would’ve liked.

"But last season I was available for a lot more than people think or than perception has it.

"But I’m looking forward to getting back to playing football and helping Bournemouth."