Well, who would have thought it?

One defeat in five league matches, a hat-trick of wins against three of our play-off chasing rivals, one point off the play-offs and finally, a fully fit squad at David Wagner’s disposal.

Whisper it quietly, but the feel-good factor is back at Norwich City and maybe, just maybe, this once most dismal-looking Championship season could have more life in it than we once thought.

When the wheels fell off so dramatically back in the autumn, a period that reached its grim Carrow Road nadir during that Bonfire Night battering by Blackburn, I think it’s fair to say the majority of us had written the campaign off and were united in agreement that Wagner was the wrong man to take us forward.

But exactly three months, eight wins and a gutsy Portman Road point later, I found myself googling the dates of the play-offs on the way into work on Monday buoyed by the genuine possibility this City side had proved us all wrong.

Of course, there’s a long way to go and things are far from perfect.

But whatever you think of Wagner, his often negative tactics and the team’s inability to consistently string together cohesive attacking performances, there’s no denying that things are looking up.

Josh Sargent, Borja Sainz, Jonathan Rowe and Gabriel Sara are now all back fit and firing, with Rowe admittedly absent for Saturday’s big win against Coventry but returning to the side ahead of a favourable, potentially season-defining, run of fixtures.

And while City’s struggles were obviously down to so much more than a mere lack of key personnel, it’s no coincidence that our upturn in fortunes – particularly that impressive triumph against West Brom – have come at a time when Wagner has been able to deploy all four on the same pitch at once.

Sargent was electric all afternoon last weekend, running the Sky Blues’ usually solid defence ragged and grabbing the all-important leveller after the game-changing introduction of Ashley Barnes.

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We’ve been aware of the quality of Rowe and Sara all season – but for Sainz, the fiery Spaniard is rapidly emerging into City’s new attacking talisman and while simultaneously capturing the hearts of fans far and wide.

The Lower Barclay was back bouncing once again at 5pm on Saturday afternoon, serenading Sainz with a raucous rendition of his new song while Wagner and his players celebrated – or over-celebrated, according to many anxious Ipswich and salty Coventry fans on social media – a win that catapulted us firmly back into the top six race.

And with the next month seeing City face four teams below them in QPR, Watford, Cardiff and Blackburn, there’s a genuine possibility we will enter the business end of the season as one of the promotion-chasing teams being hunted, rather than hunting.

Again, flaws clearly remain and Wagner’s players will know they face an uphill battle if they are to somehow claw themselves into the play-offs.

And even if they do, a two-legged tie against a team like Southampton, Leeds or currently freefalling Ipswich will clearly pose a stern test.

But with a fully fit attack consisting of Sargent, Sainz, Rowe and Sara, bolstered by the likes of Barnes, Sydney van Hooijdonk and Christian Fassnacht coming off the bench, there’s no reason why we can’t do it.

Around 3,000 fans will flock to Loftus Road on Saturday hoping City can pick up where they left off and deliver yet another statement of their top six credentials.

And after our recent New Year revival, there’s no doubt the mood in that away end will be a far cry from the misery that manifested itself so vocally at Vicarage Road, the Stadium of Light and The Den earlier this season.

The feel-good factor is back and frankly, following City has become fun again.

A fascinating few weeks await – and I can’t wait to see what this exciting group of young players can do.