Saturday, adding a further three points to their tally following an opening day 3-1 win against Luton.

McLoughlin is also confident his team are up to the challenge of making it three wins on the spin against mid-table Gillingham at Stanley Park.

He said: “Hopefully the snow stays away.

“Gillingham are a direct team but it’s often what happens on the day. It’s development football.

“I am confident we have a chance of winning the game if we can be organised and do things that we work with them “We are a threat as a youth team and our results this season have been positive.

“The lads need to take that positivity from youth games into reserve fixtures.”

The former Republic of Ireland international also highlighted the performance of substitute Eliott Dugan from Saturday’s game.

After falling two goals behind, Town’s youngsters failed to drop their heads and were soon level at 2-2.

Dugan’s header topped off Town’s comeback as McLoughlin’s men kept their unbeaten record in tact.

He said: “Elliot completed a fantastic header from a cross.

“He’s been working hard on headers in training and we deserved the win.

“Stevenage are a team that will probably go on and win the league. They looked dangerous.

“At half time I told the lads to stay in the game and make sure we don’t concede a third.

“We plodded away and had the wind advantage.

“We started to create chances and had more drive - tackling players and getting caught in the energy of the game.

“The game became physical and they joined in that physicality. We matched them toe-to-toe.”