Martí Cifuentes insists QPR have improved since he took over as they look to strengthen their Championship survival hopes against Norwich at Loftus Road.

The Rs currently sit in the final relegation spot, four points behind Huddersfield after picking up seven points in their last three games.

Cifuentes is only without Rayan Kolli and the suspended Sam Field for Saturday's clash in the capital, with first starts for Isaac Hayden, Michael Frey, Lucas Anderson and Joseph Hodge - who scored the deciding goal in last week's 2-1 win at Blackburn - a firm possibility.

Former Hammarby IF boss Cifuentes, 41, said: “It is always easy to say when you collect victories and points, but from the beginning, the group understood really well what we wanted to achieve.

“The identity has always been there and I am sure today we are a much better team than we were three months ago when I took over.”

The Hoops take on Norwich who are also chasing teams above them, with one point separating the Canaries and the play-off places.

And despite winning three of their last five league games against top six-chasing rivals Coventry, West Brom and Hull, boss David Wagner is wary of the in-form Rs.

He said: “It is a tight pitch, a tight stadium, it is a difficult task and we have to be as sharp, and aggressive as we have been in recent games.”