It was initially feared the Scotland midfielder might have broken a bone after getting hurt in last week's loss to Wigan but the problem has proved to be only bruising.
Lead by example: Adam (right) is crucial towards Blackpool's battle for survival
Adam's fellow midfielder David Vaughan is also hoping to feature after two games out with a hip injury.
Goalkeeper Matt Gilks is likely to continue after making his return from a broken kneecap against Wigan but defender David Carney (shoulder) is out for the season.
Team (from): Gilks, Eardley, Cathcart, Crainey, Evatt, Southern, Adam, Varney, Taylor-Fletcher, Campbell, Grandin, Baptiste, Sylvestre, Puncheon, Vaughan, Phillips, Ormerod, Beattie, Reid, Kornilenko, Rachubka, Kingson.
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