I think Harts attacking development this season may have actually been to his detriment. He’s been asked to change his game style to a more attacking one, dropped to the 2nds to work on it. I think he would have been better off left to do what he does best (defensive punch) and let his attacking game evolve with game time, experience and most importantly confidence.
You look at Fletch when he started, he was continually criticised as a “see ball, punch ball” footballer, little more than a tall guy gangly arms. Sheeds allowed him the time and space to develop into the player he eventually became. I’m not saying Hartley could be a champion like Fletch but some players need to find their own way in the game, rather than fast track him into the perfect defender inside a season, Harts hopefully will be a more rounded defender 50-100 games in.