BALTI Sports’ boss Marco Nott is itching to return to winning ways as his troops host Dorset Premier League basement boys Sherborne Town Reserves at Weymouth College tomorrow (2pm).

Nott’s men have suffered three successive defeats to Hamworthy Rec, Merley and Blandford but come up against a Zebras second string that have taken just six points from 12 games.

Speaking to Echosport, Nott said: “You can’t help but feel a bit downbeat but when you think about it we’ve had some tough fixtures – the top two teams in the league and Blandford, who are growing and wanting to push on.

“It’s no real excuse, we should’ve done better than what we did. We’re definitely looking forward to getting back on home soil and getting back to winning ways.”

On Sherborne, he added: “I’m surprised they’re at the bottom. We watched them at Dorch Sports a couple of weeks ago and it was an end-to-end game.

“You don’t ever know what you’re going to get with reserve teams, it’s always tricky. They could have first-teamers injured and coming back.

“You’ve always got to be wary of their threat but I fancy us to beat anyone at home if we’re at our A-game, which we’ve been way off in the last few weeks.”

Ryan Dovell is expected to sign dual terms from Bridport, while goalkeeper Andy Nott (ankle) is Balti’s only injury concern. Liam Taylor is unavailable but Che Curran returns.