The midfielder will be hoping to return to the starting line-up after completing a suspension while Hameur Bouazza is rated as 50/50 to play after coming through Monday’s training session unscathed following his recovery from a groin problem.
On-loan striker Stephen Dobbie will also be pushing for a return but Barry Bannan (toe) and Neal Eardley (knee), who were recently axed from the side for disciplinary reasons, remain unavailable through injury.
It remains to be seen whether Matt Gilks or Paul Rachubka will start in goal as the Seasiders look to end their five-game winless run.
Stephen McPhee trained this week as he continues on the road to recovery while Billy Clarke (knee ligament) hopes to resume training before the end of the month.
Danny Coid (hamstring) and Daniel Nardiello (groin) also remain sidelined.