Ludovic Sylvestre could return at the Britannia Stadium after a hamstring strain, while Alex Baptiste is continuing his recovery from a knee problem.
On the mend: Baptiste has not featured for the Seasiders since September
Matt Gilks, Chris Basham, Billy Clarke (all knee), Marlon Harewood (hamstring) and Louis Almond (shoulder) remain sidelined.
Summer signing Malaury Martin, who damaged his knee shortly after joining the Seasiders, is back in training with the club following a period of rehabilitation in France and is expected to make his debut in January.
Provisional squad: Kingson, Eardley, Cathcart, Crainey, Evatt, Adam, Vaughan, Varney, Taylor-Fletcher, Campbell, Grandin, Phillips, Edwards, Carney, Euell, Sylvestre, Keinan, Southern, Ormerod, Halstead.
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