The hosts, one of five teams on seven points ahead of the game, drew 1-1 with Middlesbrough in their last league outing.
Reading are just two points behind their opponents in eighth place, also drawing their last fixture, a 3-3 tie with Watford.
Meanwhile, Reading's Jimmy Kebe may be in line for a recall after returning to full training following a spell on the sidelines.
Blackpool: Gilks, Broadfoot, MacKenzie, Cathcart, Robinson, Basham, Ferguson, Osbourne, Ince, Davies, Chopra
Reading: McCarthy; Gunter, Bridge, Morrison, Pearce; Guthrie, Karacan, McCleary, McAnuff, Drenthe, Blackman
Sports Mole says: 1-1