ANTHONY KNOCKAERT has hailed the team spirit at Albion as better than at Leicester.

The French winger helped the Premier League champions-elect to promotion from the Championship two seasons ago and to stay up last season before he was sold to Standard Liege.

He has never experienced such a unified dressing room, having returned to England from the Belgian club in January.

Knockaert, who notched his third goal in 15 games in Friday’s 5-0 hammering of Fulham at the Amex, told The Argus: “This is the best team spirit I’ve had in my life.

“Everyone loves everyone and is focused on the team, not individuals. That makes a big difference. The team spirit is just incredible.

“The welcome has been unbelievable and I felt straight away I could be good in this team, play my best football.”

Knockaert says Albion’s close-knit dressing room has also helped fellow winger Jiri Skalak make a big impact since his move from Czech outfit FK Mlada Boleslav in the January transfer window.

Skalak’s corner for Bruno’s goal in the rout of Fulham was his sixth assist in 475 minutes of playing time, an average of one every 79 minutes.

Knockaert said: “You can see Skali as well. He looks very confident. He doesn’t speak English too well but he still feels good, because the team spirit is unbelievable and everyone is helping him feel good on the pitch.”

Albion continue their quest for automatic promotion against QPR at the Amex tomorrow night, while rivals Burnley and Middlesbrough face each other at Turf Moor.

Knockaert said: “We are in a good position. It’s in our hands so we have to carry on and do the maximum we can to win every game.

“It’s going to be tough but we are at home. It’s going to be another cup final and we just need to take the three points.”