Rovers have made five changes from the side that tasted a Boxing Day defeat at Bolton.
Simon Eastwood, Alex Baptiste, Lee Williamson, Craig Conway and Rudy Gestede all return to the starting XI.
Jason Steele is ineligible, Corry Evans serves a two-match ban, and Josh King is ill. Whilst Tom Cairney drops to the bench and Adam Henley doesn't make the 18-man squad.
ROVERS: Eastwood, Baptiste, Hanley (c), Duffy, Olsson, Conway, Tunnicliffe, Williamson, Marshall, Gestede, Rhodes.
Subs: Kean (GK), Kilgallon, Dunn, Brown, Cairney, Varney, Taylor
MIDDLESBROUGH: Konstantopoulos, Leadbitter (c), Gibson, Velkjovic, Vossen, Friend, Ayala, Kike, Reach, Wildschut, Whitehead.
Subs: Mejias (GK), Nsue, Adomah, Bamford, Omeruo, Tomlin, Clayton.