NEDUM Onuoha reckons a friendly atmosphere among QPR players has made all the difference to an unbeaten start.
Last season’s woe, according to Onuoha, came partially as a result of new arrivals he and others never had time to befriend that drove wedges in an ailing squad.
Boss Mark Hughes made sweeping changes in the summer after the previous term’s near thing, and not all for the good.
It resulted in Rangers relegation from the top flight after just two seasons, but now Hoops sit second after five games.
Onuoha explained: “As time progresses and you spend more time with someone you get to know what they’re like on and off the pitch – that’s when you can form proper friendships.
“Some times last year when a new face came in, they could have been a very nice person but you didn’t really have time to figure them out because all the emphasis is on winning Saturday.
“And when you’re losing week in and week out, it became a hard atmosphere.
“Now, if someone is struggling by a yard, there will be someone there for them.”