Nico Yennaris believes Brentford have become a different team since the signings of Sergi Canos and Florian Jozefzoon as well as bringing Jota back from his loan spell at Eibar.
Since February 2, the Bees have picked up 27 points which, if the season had started then, would have seen them in fifth place.
Key to that has been the options available out wide with the west Londoners lacking natural wingers at the start of the season.
The west Londoners, though, are sitting in ninth spot in the table and a win in either of their remaining two games this season would see them better last season's points haul.
He said: “We will try to win all the games that are left but if we do finish a point above last season's total it's a slight improvement.
“We want to be challenging next season. I think having the wingers come in in January has helped us a lot with natural width.
“Who knows where we could have been if we had them at the beginning of the season.
“This is football and we focus on the next game and see where it takes us.”
Jota has been a standout talent for Brentford since his return and he has 12 goals since his comeback and Yennaris, whose sublime pass set up the Spaniard's second against QPR on Saturday, paid tribute to the wing wizard.
He added: “Jota has been unbelievable since he's been back and he's got unbelievable talent. He works hard and he deserves everything he gets at the moment.”
Brentford travel to Fulham, who top the table if the league had started on February 2, on Saturday.