Queens Park Rangers look in great shape to survive their first season in the Premier League after a good couple of good weeks for the west London side.
Boss Mark Hughes has brought in Djibril Cisse and Bobby Zamora on the final day of the transfer window and they look like being solid signings for the Hoops.
Both have proven themselves in the Premier League and, while they may not be the most prolific in front of goal, they will give QPR a platform to build from.
They are strong players who hold the ball up well and bring others into the game – something that has been lacking somewhat for the Hoops this term.
The arrival of these two players combined with the signing of defender Nedum Onohua from Manchester City means QPR are in a far better position than they were at the start of January and, with Hughes at the helm, survival will now be the minimum target for the west London side.
Hughes has taken a couple of very big steps to fulfilling those big ambitions of his.
Meanwhile, Everton finished January off in style by beating Man City 1-0 thanks to a Darron Gibson strike and then re-signing Steven Pienaar on a loan deal.
The move looked to have been put on ice after Pienaar was named in the Spurs squad to face Wigan Athletic but some late wheeling and dealing has seen the move pushed through.
Everton’s traditional strong finish to the season looks set to continue this year.