We are doing okay right now, but our position belies our frailties all over the pitch. There are a few things that need to be sorted out before a play-off spot can be considered a realistic option.
I too am pleased Diao is back, but in other areas our forwards are not scoring and our defence is looking suspect. Traditionally we get to Christmas where we pick up injuries and suspensions and do little in the transfer window while our competitors strengthen.
We have all been here before. Every year since we have been back in the Championship (I think) we have spent some time in the play-off places without ever being there at the end of the season.
There is too much of the season to go before we can call ourselves promotion candidates.