I think the jury is very much out on our prospects:
Reasons to be cheerful:
We have manager who has strong affinity with the club, some proven management ability and deep knowledge of Scottish football.
Our squad should have a bit of a feel good factor having survived and done well in the last 10 games or so of the season.
Some players look like they have stepped up to Premiership level. Mullen, Cooke, Flynn come to mind. And Magennis should be back to full effectiveness. Mackenzie too, if he can stay fit.
BUT. our manager is unproven at this level and there is a heck of a lot of work to be done to supplement the squad before season starts. We have thrown the dice in all of the last three transfer windows. It worked for Jack. It failed for Stubbs (admittedly his judgement was poor). It worked for Oran, just. It feels like we are about to throw the dice again to recruit another 6 or 7 players to make up the squad-perhaps with another throw in January.
All in all, I am not optimistic for the coming season. I think we have one dice throw left to secure a chance at stability in this league. 50/50 I’d say of surviving/getting relegated.