LOMANA LuaLua will miss at least one match because of a hamstring problem.
The Seasiders frontman limped off during last weekend’s draw at Ipswich and will miss Saturday’s home clash with Crystal Palace.
He is also a doubt for the FA Cup fourth round tie with Sheffield Wednesday seven days later.
LuaLua said: “I felt the injury in the first half at Ipswich but I thought I’d see if I could run it off. Obviously that didn’t work and now I have to concentrate on getting fit as soon as possible.
“It is frustrating but these things happen in football.”
The 30-year-old is likely to be back in contention for the visit of Coventry on Tuesday week.