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Cousins targeting ‘week of wins’

HIS return from a ten-month layoff has coincided with back-to-back home triumphs over high-flying Sky Bet Championship duo Wolves and Sheffield United.

Now Jordan Cousins is targeting a third win in a week for Ian Holloway's QPR team, heading into Saturday’s trip to Nottingham Forest and the upcoming international break.

Injury upon injury subjected the 23-year-old to a nightmare period on the sidelines previously.

But Cousins is back and delighted to be impressing in a right wing-back role – even if his legs are feeling a little worse for wear this morning.

“The legs are feeling tired – but it’s great to be back!” Jordan told www.qpr.co.uk, following last night’s (Tuesday) 1-0 victory over Sheffield United.

“There’s a fantastic atmosphere amongst the group, and it’s the best feeling to have two wins on the bounce.

“Last night was a scrap, but these are the kind of games that we might not have won last season.

“It just shows the character and belief we have in our team now – and it’s the difference between this year and last. We can win these games now, and that’s what we need to creep up the table.”

Idrissa Sylla scored the decisive goal at Loftus Road in only the fourth minute to see off the Blades, after a defensive mix-up in the visiting ranks.

“That’s the luck we needed,” Cousins continued.

“We went seven games without a win, but I think that we’re now getting the luck that we deserve.

“Then we didn’t look like we wanted to give up that lead.

“We’re a tight bunch now. Everyone knows what they’re doing – even those coming from the bench. Everyone’s performing and we need to continue that. We need to build that winning mentality.”

He added: “The fans were on our side and they really were our 12th man. They can help us so much – long may that continue.

“Like I said, it wasn’t the prettiest of games, but they could see that everyone was working their socks off.

“They appreciated it – and that spirit is what got us the win.”

Rangers will travel to the City Ground this weekend looking to break an incredible hoodoo.

Indeed, we have never won at Nottingham Forest in our history – a record spanning some 33 visits.

Though Cousins is not fazed by the unwanted statistic.

“Now it’s time to focus on Saturday’s game – we have to come in and work on Thursday and Friday to be ready for it,” he concluded.

“It would be great to have a week of wins going into the international break.

“There’s no reason why we can’t get another result there. We want to win the game.

“I actually love going to the City Ground. It’s a stadium with lots of history.

Let’s go again on Saturday.”

Everyone’s performing and we need to continue that. We need to build that winning mentality.

Jordan Cousins