Saturday’s goalscoring hero Nahki Wells believes the victory against Leeds United can be the catalyst Queens Park Rangers need to get their season back on track.

Wells’ scored the only goal of the game 20 minutes in at the Kiyin Prince Foundation Stadium, as Rangers secured just their second win in seven Championship matches to leave them seven points from the playoff positions.

The hosts had to survive an onslaught from Marcelo Bielsa’s side at times in the second half, with Liam Kelly denying Patrick Bamford from the penalty spot just after the hour mark.

And the striker believes the victory over second-placed United proves they are heading in the right direction, as they kept their first clean sheet in eight games in the process.

“It’s a big win that we really needed against a top side. We ticked those boxes of where we have been vulnerable; clean sheet and working hard collectively off the ball, and we got the result,” the former Bradford City man said.

“If we are to be around the top six come May time then I’m sure we will look back to this game as the time when there was a change in momentum”

“Now, we look forward to the next one and hopefully we can keep this going.”

The Rs’ last victory before Saturday came in a 5-1 defeat of Swansea in the FA Cup, and that is where attention will return to on Friday evening, as Sheffield Wednesday come to W12 in a fourth-round tie.

Victory over the Owls will see Rangers progress to the last 16 for the second successive season, after eventually bowing out to Premier League side Watford in round five in the last campaign.

And Wells insists his side will be up for the cup, although he expects a test from Garry Monk’s side, who currently sit in 10th position in the second-tier.

 “It’s an important game for the club. It’s the FA Cup and that is where dreams can be made.

“It’s another home tie for the fans and it gives a opportunity for some rotation, some fresh legs, and Sheffield Wednesday are a good side, so we will be taking them very seriously.”