Harry Redknapp insists QPR’s squad is unrecognisable from the poisonous dressing room he inherited two years ago.
The former Spurs boss took over from Mark Hughes in November 2012 after a disastrous start to the season that saw the R’s fail to win any of their opening 13 games.
Redknapp was unable to save the Hoops from the drop, with a dressing-room divide between senior pros like Clint Hill and big-money flops such as Jose Bosingwa adding to their woes.
However, the 67-year-old has cleared out all the dead wood and says they stand a much better chance of survival this time around with a united camp.
He said: “When I came in 13 games had gone and there was only four points on the board. The mood was low and there were lots of players that didn’t want to be here.
“It’s a much different now. It’s a good group who want to do well and there’s a better atmosphere around the place.
“All you want is to walk in a see a good bunch of lads. I don’t want to see a bunch of toerags. Life’s too short. I would rather pack up and go home. I don’t need to see players on 35 or 40 grand moaning every day.
“You bring in lads that you look forward to seeing. That’s what keeps me going. Three of the players I’ve brought in here I know and won’t be a minute’s problem.
“They will come out every day and work hard to be the best they can be. It’s not a hard life coming out and training for a couple of hours, is it?
“We’ve got some good characters; Richard Dunne, Clint, Joey Barton and people like that. There’s lots of people with experience here that can make the difference and they’re going to be important to us.
“We will have some ups and downs, for sure. It’s how you pick yourself up and get on with it. This is a new start. We are starting from scratch. We all know it will be tough but I’m quietly confident we’ll be ok.”