The veteran midfielder will make just his fourth appearance in an injury-hit season when Rovers take on Swansea City at Brockhall.
There are also returns to the squad for Josh Morris and Micah Evans who are back with the club now that their loan spells with Yeovil and Accrington respectively have ended.
The squad also includes trialist Jonson Clarke-Harris.
Kick-off at Brockhall is at 2.00pm.
ROVERS: Usai, Ramm, Anderson, Grella, O'Connor, Pearson, Evans, Clarke-Harris, Blackman (c), Maclaren, Morris.
Subs: Knowles, Dilo, Lenihan, Brown, Humphreys.
SWANSEA CITY: Cornell, Obeng, B. Davies, Walsh, Tancock, Richards, Situ, Smith, Edwards, Donnelly, Thomas.
Subs: O. Davies, Loveridge, Jones.