BALTI Sports’ boss Marco Nott revealed he staged a team meeting ahead of his side’s Dorset League Cup quarter-final clash with Holt United at Weymouth College tomorrow (1.30pm).

After training on Tuesday night, Nott sought to clear the air amid his squad – dealing with the issue of unavailability – and the Balti chief feels positive going into the significant contest.

He told Echosport: “It’s a massive game for both teams. It’s pretty much the only thing that both teams can win this season.

“I always stress to the lads how important a cup tie is. We had a squad meeting to go over a few things. None of us have won a cup or got to a final – for the talent in our squad it’s pretty poor.

“I emphasised that and hopefully we can get recent results behind us. We had a good training session, cleared the air and we seem to be on the right track.”

On Holt, Nott added: “I’ve got a lot of respect for Holt, it’s always a really good battle when we play each other.

“We managed to go up there and win at the start of the season 3-2, which was the first time we beat Holt for many years.

“We take confidence from the fact that we’ve got one on them this season.

“They’re a very strong side, very well organised. Just a good solid team all round.”

Balti are hugely boosted by the returning Ricky Lane, Danny Andrews, Ethan Devaney, Charlie Kenderdine, Ryan Dovell and Josh Burton, while Ash Smith is rated at 50/50.

Carl McClements and Scott Walker miss out through unavailability.