Stead said: "Psychologically, it's a little boost to get off the bottom.
"There's still a long way to go, but we're on a decent run now, without losing. I'm massively confident that we'll be a lot higher in the table soon.
"We've definitely turned a corner. We've grafted and picked up points in our last five games, which is giving us a platform.
"We're not playing well and yet we're still getting points. We've got another gear. We showed in some of the games a few weeks ago that we can play a lot better."