The 26-year-old, who joined for a club record £8 million fee from Marseille on Wednesday, opened the scoring as the Rs earned a 1-1 draw against West Ham at Upton Park on Saturday.
And club captain Hill believes the Frenchman will play a pivotal role in the west London side's bid to avoid relegation this season.
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Hill told reporters: “It was brilliant to see him take that chance. If we can keep the ball and create a few more chances for him he will go on and be a great signing for us.
“Hopefully he can kick-start our campaign."
The Liverpool-born centre-back also reflected on QPR's campaign thus far, and hinted at a belief that his side can pull themselves out of the mire.
"We’ve had a terrible season, that’s the blunt truth. To find ourselves only four points behind shows other teams are struggling in this league," he added.