With Grant Hanley serving the first of his three-match ban following his sending off at the DW Stadium, his place is taken by Scott Dann. The Rovers captain returning after missing the Wigan match with a groin strain.
Corry Evans misses out also after picking up an ankle injury whilst on international duty, he is replaced by Ben Marshall.
Cameron Stewart, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Rovers, starts for the visitors.
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|34||Jake Kean||1||Ben Hamer|
|2||Todd Kane||5||Michael Morrison (c)|
|3||Tommy Spurr||8||Dale Stephens|
|4||Matt Kilgallon||9||Simon Church|
|6||Jason Lowe||10||Marvin Sordell|
|7||Joshua King||14||Bradley Pritchard|
|9||Leon Best||15||Richard Wood|
|11||Jordan Rhodes||16||Rhyos Wiggins|
|12||Ben Marshall||23||Lawrie Wilson|
|16||Scott Dann (c)||24||Jordan Cousins|
|45||Tom Cairney||32||Cameron Stewart|
|13||Simon Eastwood||12||Ben Alnwick|
|10||DJ Campbell||3||Cedric Evina|
|17||Lee Williamson||4||Johnnie Jackson|
|19||Chris Taylor||6||Dorian Dervite|
|21||Alex Marrow||7||Danny Green|
|24||Josh Morris||18||Jann Kermorgant|
|25||Alan Judge||27||Mark Gower|