Dan Gosling feels vindicated for his decision to leave Bournemouth and believes he has already shown Watford why they were right to sign him when they did.

With the Hornets' midfield sustaining some key injuries in January, the experienced player was brought in to add some extra stability for the second half of the season.

However, the former Cherries and Newcastle man won over the Watford fans with a vital goal in a win away at Norwich City, that put them within touching distance of the Premier League.

Gosling always felt he was capable of producing big moments like that, but simply wasn't being given the chance to do so on the south coast.

"It wasn't easy but I know I'm capable of more and there's more I can offer a team," he said. "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 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.

"It was a big goal, but it was more of a big win. Whether I scored or someone else scored to win that game was of huge importance. It's a great moment for my Watford career."

Gosling can now prepare for some even bigger occasions next season in the Premier League, although for now he is looking forward to finishing off the current season.

The Hornets have two games remaining, against two sides who will be playing in the Championship playoffs, Brentford and Swansea.

The midfielder is pleased that Watford can go into these matches with no real pressure on them and a relaxed attitude.

"We knew the last or three four fixtures were against some top sides, close to us in the table as well, so we wanted to get [promotion] done before that," he said. "We've managed to just go over the line. Obviously we had a disappointing result against Luton, I know the fans weren't happy with that display and nor were we as players, but that's been put to bed.

"The main 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."