BALTI Sports’ boss Marco Nott is relieved at the prospect of playing on a 3G pitch against fourth-placed Hamworthy United Reserves tomorrow (3pm).

Inclement weather has seen Balti play just two games in January and Nott is also relishing the later kick-off time, which will allow several members of his side, including captain Charlie Kenderdine, to make the squad.

He told Echosport: “It will be tough playing on the 3G, but it’s good because we train on it. We know we’re going to have a game, which is a massive positive.

“It’s definitely frustrating with a lot of games being called off. I expect them to be a young side and they’ve had some good results.

“They’ve got some good little players down there, which is what you want to see in a reserve side.

“With it being a three o’clock kick-off it gives us a bit of a chance, and it will allow us to get good preparation and be ready for the game.”

Balti will welcome back Ricky Lane, Ryan Dovel, Kenderdine and Carl McClements, while new signing Scott Walker could make his debut.

But Matt Roberts (ankle) and Sammy Nichols miss out. Nott said: “Matt rolled his ankle on the 3G playing for Dolphin. Sammy could have played by we don’t want to risk him. He’s a massive player for us.”