The Seasiders remain managerless following Michael Appleton's departure to Blackburn last week, with Bradford's Phil Parkinson, new Bristol City boss Sean O'Driscoll and MK Dons' Karl Robinson all not swayed by interest from last season's beaten npower Championship play-off finalists.
It leaves Thompson poised to take their reins once more having repeatedly stated his interest in replacing Appleton on a permanent basis.
Winger Matt Phillips has returned to light training following a toe injury but the match comes too soon for the Scotland international.
Experienced centre-back Ian Evatt remains sidelined due to bone bruising in his knee.
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