The former Everton youngster joined the club last month and he'll lead the line for Rovers at the Greene King Stadium this Monday night.
With a host of reserve-team regulars out on loan, along with the international friendlies taking place this week, Gary Bowyer has named a youthful side with just Nuno Henrique over age.
There's a welcome return to action for Raheem Hanley following a hip injury, whilst the substitutes bench sees Deniz Pero included for the first time following the German's goal in the Academy's 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough at the weekend.
Kick-off this evening is at 7.00pm.
VILLA: Benjamin, Bateman, Kinsella, Stieber, Devine, Donacien, Barton, Johnson, Robinson, Crooks, Grealish.
Subs: Webb, Barrett, Eminoglu, Lyden, Lewis.
ROVERS: Urwin, Wylie, Beesley, Paulo Jorge, Edwards (c), Nuno Henrique, Payne, Cotton, Forrester, R. Hanley, Fernandez.
Subs: Maclaren, Dilo, Laverty, Pero, Osawe.