Totally mate, I agree with a lot of what you say, I just think, looking back to before Heckingbottom came in, the team were a shambles, disorganised and appeared to lack idea and leadership. We didnt know when we were ever going to get points on the board as we slipped down to 8th, it was messy, there was a lot of doom and gloom. Heckingbottom and Stockdale came in and arrested the slide, granted there were one or two games where it looked like same old same old.
Whilst performances havent been great, Im sure we all can agree on that (yesterdays game prob best so far) we have started to look like a team who have their mojo back, there is more fight, more determination and there appears to be more confidence and leadership, thats surely down to the guys in charge so they deserve that wee bit praise.
As you allude to in your post the new guys inherited a threadbare squad and looking at the young bench yesterday that still appears to be the case and will be for the foreseeable future. Points are being racked up though, we are 5 points clear in 6th place and I now see an air of positivity compared to the doom and gloom of a few weeks back.
Its early days of course, lets see out this season then Heckingbottom and his team can build for next.
Onwards and upwards 👍