Neil Critchley is expecting a tricky tie against an in-form Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday evening.
Rovers head to Bloomfield Road on Tuesday on the back of consecutive away victories over Shrewsbury Town and Accrington Stanley to give their hopes of League One survival a much needed boost.
Yet, despite still lingering in the relegation zone, Critchley is not expecting an easy match in his first home game in charge of the Seasiders.
"Tranmere will be really bouyant after their past couple of wins," he said.
"The victories will give them a real lift. You have to give them credit for going to Shrewsbury and Accrington and picking up six points. We know it will be a tough game, as they are fighting for their lives at the wrong end of the table.
"We will be ready for the threats they pose, and will be looking to continue our good run of form."
Ahead of the tie, the Head Coach has confirmed Gary Madine will continue to be monitored after coming off with a neck injury early in the second half in the match against Fleetwood Town.
"We'll keep assessing him in the lead up to the game," Critchley confirmed.
"He's better than he was, and we're hopeful he'll be able to feature. Ollie Turton missed Saturday through illness, and he is making good progress too."
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