The South Tynesiders now sit in fifth in the Northern League’s form table after Tuesday’s resounding 4-0 success at home to Washington – taking an impressive 11 points from their last six fixtures and boasting a five-game undefeated run.
McLoughlin says he is expecting his side to pick up where they left off to keep their good run going.
“Things are going very well for us at the moment, so we just have to keep on doing what we have been doing,” he said.
“Not only are we scoring goals and creating chances, but we are also on a run of consecutive clean sheets, so that just shows that we are a very hard team to beat.
“We seem to have found some consistency in our game, and we are taking our chances.
“We have developed a ruthless streak, and we need to carry that on against a Chester-le-Street side who are fighting for their lives at the bottom. If we take our foot off the pedal for the game, we will make things difficult for ourselves.
“Chester-le-Street took a point off us earlier this season and they will be ready to hurt us again if we take them lightly.
“They had us watched on Tuesday night, so they are obviously trying to come up with a plan to claim a much-needed three points off us.”
Roofing head into tomorrow’s game at the Boldon CA Sports Ground knowing that there is now a huge 15-point gap between them and the final relegation place, and McLoughlin has called on the Roofers to turn in a strong end to the campaign as they look to continue their steady climb up the table.
“Saturday’s match is our penultimate home game of the season, so I’m looking for us to win both of them to ensure we keep up the good work that we have made recently,” he added.
“We now go into every match thinking that we can give anyone a game, so even though we have a string of away games coming up after this fixture, we will not be fazed by anything.
“We will take each match as it comes, and the players know they are good enough to compete with the best in this division.
“We are starting to move up the table now, so we will be targeting wins in every game we have left to ensure we keep moving in the right direction.”
Captain Shaun Vipond and Dennis Knight return after missing Tuesday’s clash against Washington.