BALTI Sports’ boss Marco Nott will embrace the Weymouth side’s Dorset Premier League trip to Blandford United but admits his leaky defence must be more resolute.

Balti have endured a difficult visit to the classy Hamworthy Rec, losing 4-0 in the Dorset Senior Trophy second round, before a 6-1 thumping at Merley as Sports lost their unbeaten league record.

Conceding 10 goals in two games has left Nott in no doubt as to where improvements must be made.

He told Echosport: “We like going up there, it’s a good pitch, and we have a good rapport with Blandford, they’re a nice bunch of lads and I’ve been up through the ranks with their management for years and years.

“It’s a nice setup there, there are normally a lot of goals and we’ve got a reasonably good record there.

“We’ve conceded 10 in two games so we need to get back to basics, just strip it back a bit and do what we did at the start of the season.

“We need to adapt our game. It’s a difficult time of year with the pitches being wet and chopped up.

“We need to approach it differently in the winter months, which is what we haven’t done in years gone by.”

Young talents Stef Stavrianos, Jack Drummond and Liam O’Shaughnessy will be handed game time, while Sammy Nichols and Josh Burton return.

Che Curran (toes), Ethan Devaney (knee) and Carl McClements (ankle) are struggling with minor knocks.

Balti Reserves visit Wareham Reserves in Dorset League Division One tomorrow (2pm).