Tuesday's defeat to Sheffield United left the Shakers five points adrift of safety in npower League One, with former Blades boss Blackwell admitting afterwards that he needed to bolster his squad.
However, despite those comments, Blackwell freed up another space in his striking department thanks to the departure of ex-Belgium Under-21 forward Jeanvion Yulu-Matondo, who left a day after joining on non-contract terms.
Ethan Ebanks-Landell extended his loan from Wolves in time to play against the Blades and is expected to continue in defence.
Full-back Euan Holden is still waiting to be given his debut, while David Worrall has come off the bench in the last two matches following a thigh problem and may be given a promotion to the starting line-up.
Defenders Phil Picken (knee) and Adam Lockwood (groin) continue to be sidelined along with midfielder Shane Byrne (blood disorder).