Joe Jordan hails impact of QPR's January arrivals following back-to-back wins

The first-team coach has highlighted the effect Christopher Samba, Andros Townsend, Jermaine Jenas and Loic Remy have had on the Rs' bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League
QPR first-team coach Joe Jordan has hailed the impact of the club’s four January signings after the Premier League's bottom side secured back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

Goals from Loic Remy, Jermaine Jenas and Andros Townsend secured a 3-1 win over Sunderland on Saturday, following the former opening the scoring in a 2-1 triumph away at Southampton.

And, with the addition of Christopher Samba providing stability at the back, QPR have now closed the gap between themselves and safety to four points with nine games to go.

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"Chris has come in and been exceptional," Jordan told the club’s official website. "It's no surprise his performances keep improving. He just needed games. He gives us a voice in the dressing room as well which is vital for us. He's a leader.

"The two lads from Spurs have also been great for us. Jermaine has come in and his experience is key. He's not only a very good player, but he has a good head on him and is a great person to have about the club.

"Along with Andros, who is just starting his career, they've been fantastic for us. Andros is playing with a maturity that you just don't expect from one so young. He's expressed himself fantastically well.

"Loic will always get you goals. He's a fine finisher and has already shown why we were so keen to bring him to the club in January.”

With just two wins to their name prior to the victory at St Mary's, Jordan says the recent victories have boosted morale at Loftus Road and belief that the club could survive the drop while adding that their upturn in form is likely worrying their relegation rivals.

"Harry [Redknapp] has always made the point that he has a great belief in what we are trying to achieve here - to get ourselves out of a very difficult situation," said Jordan.

"There's still a very long way to go in that respect, but what we have done is given ourselves a chance with a few good performances and results.

"There's a bit of belief around the place now. That's a major thing. On the outside, it affects the other teams - not just those in the bottom three or four. There's other teams now looking over their shoulders. There are other teams now that are in the mix."