Rovers make three changes from the side that picked up a point at Reading at the weekend.
Craig Conway and Corry Evans come into the eleven, whilst there's a first start for John O'Sullivan on the ground where he made his first Rovers appearance two years ago.
Adam Henley, Lee Williamson and Tom Cairney are the men to make way, they're named amongst the substitutes, as is Rudy Gestede who scored a hat-trick here at St. Andrew's last season.
For the home side, they name the same starting XI and substitutes that defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 last time out.
BIRMINGHAM: Randolph, Grounds, Gleeson, Donaldson, Cotterill, Tesche, Kiernan, Morrison, Caddis, Gray, Fabbrini.
Subs: Doyle (GK), Novak, Thomas, Shinnie, Spector, Davis, Dyer.
ROVERS: Eastwood, Marshall, Spurr, Kilgallon (c), Olsson, O'Sullivan, Spearing, Evans, Conway, Brown, Rhodes.
Subs: Steele (GK), Henley, Cairney, Williamson, P Taylor, Lenihan, Gestede.