After an ankle ligament injury had sidelined the midfielder for four months, Evans got an hour under his belt last Monday as the development squad drew 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur.
Now as the Under-21s travel to Villa Park tonight, the Northern Ireland international will be hoping to step that up further.
Also in the squad this evening is January loan signing Bryan Dabo. The midfielder caught the eye in last week's draw with Spurs and will look to do so once more against the Villans as he gets more game time.
The rest of the squad features reserve-team regulars, with a trio of Academy forwards included as Jordan Preston, Sam Joel and Modou Cham are named in the 16-man squad.
ROVERS: Raya, Fernandez, Beesley, Edwards, Tumwa, Mahoney, Lenihan (c), Preston, Dabo, Bauress, Pero, Urwin, Cotton, Joel, Cham.
Kick-off at Villa Park is at 7.00pm.