The Tangerines appeared to have turned a corner with a four-match unbeaten streak at the end of November and start of December - their best run of results since October 2013.
As if matters on the field were not worrying enough, chairman Karl Oyston has been in the news for the wrong reasons recently, having called a supporter a "retard" in a text message.
A number of people, including club president Valeri Belokon, have called for Oyston to stand down from his role, while a petition has been signed by more than 1,000 fans supporting his removal as chairman.
Manager Lee Clark has a number of selection issues to deal with this weekend, with Ishmael Miller suspended following his late red card against Wednesday, and Steven Davies, Darren O'Dea and Donervon Daniels all being forced off in that match through injuries.
No side has amassed fewer home points than Blackpool this season, but they are coming up against a team that has only managed eight away goals in the Championship so far.
The Millers have only won one of their last 11 matches, but seven draws in that time have given them a fairly regular stream of points to keep them clear of the bottom three.
The latest of those draws came in dramatic fashion on Boxing Day as Rotherham scored twice in the final two minutes to rescue a point against Huddersfield Town.
Despite grabbing a draw from the jaws of defeat, Steve Evans is likely to end his run of naming four unchanged sides in a row due to the disappointing level of performance against the Terriers.
Recent form: DDWDLL
Possible starting lineup: Lewis; Foley, Clarke, Nosworthy, Kennedy; Perkins, McMahon, O'Hara, Eagles, Murphy, Delfouneso
Recent form: LDDDWD
Possible starting lineup: Collin; Wootton, Morgan, Arnason, James; Frecklington, Green, Smallwood, Pringle, Lawrence; Clarke-Harris
Sports Mole says: 0-1