A great 4-1 QPR win at Birmingham on Saturday still leaves Hoops a mere 16th in the Championship table.

See match reaction in the video.

But Jordan Cousins says a club that has flirted with the drop is miles apart from what he endured at Charlton last season.

Then it was all about dodging balls and missiles on the Valley pitch as furious fans vented their spleen at the owners.

The winger made the £1.2 million switch from the Addicks in the summer, and although he’s had mixed fortunes with injury at Loftus Road, insists he made the right choice.

Pain in the Rs: Jordan Cousins scores against Hoops last season

“There was always the sense at Charlton because of the way the club was run and the change of manager that we were fighting the inevitable,” he said.

“There was the protesting and a lot of bad clouds over Charlton last season, things being thrown on the pitch and all that stuff.

“In a way it is good because I have learnt from so many different experiences through things like that, but this is totally different here.”

What Cousins needs to do next

Jordan Cousins is back from injury insisting he has a big part to play in QPR’s second half of the season - and well aware of what he needs to do in order to catch his boss’s eye.


Left out of the squad for the 2-1 defeat by Huddersfield at the weekend, the £1.2m signing from Charlton believes a goal or two wouldn’t come amiss.

Cousins has only notched five in three seasons, and admits upping his tally is on the to-do list.

“When it comes to scoring goals I would love to score more than I actually do, but it is not at the forefront of my mind when I play football,” he said.

Sunderland's Didier Ndong (right) and Queens Park Rangers' Jordan Cousins (left) battle for the ball
Armed: Sunderland's Didier Ndong (R) hands off Jordan Cousins

“My aim is to contribute, get about the pitch and supply the strikers with as many chances as I can.

"But obviously, if I want to take my game to the next level, goal-scoring is something I have got to work on and I’m conscious of that. It is something I look to improve on in training.

“I have got time and plenty of years ahead of me to try and iron that out.”

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