The former Bolton man played 84 minutes in the 1-1 draw at Blackburn after missing the previous four games due to surgery on a fractured cheekbone.
Paul Ince has no new injury worries, but is still without long-term casualty Ian Evatt, who is out for the season with a knee injury, while striker Gary Taylor-Fletcher is still a few weeks away from returning after tearing his hamstring at the beginning of March against Birmingham.
The Tangerines go into the game on a run of one win in eight, and have not recorded a victory at Bloomfield Road since defeating Millwall in February.
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