Rovers make just the one change from the side that drew with Sheffield Wednesday last time out.
Tom Lawrence returns to the starting XI, replacing Chris Taylor who drops to the bench.
Grant Hanley has recovered from the knock that forced him off late in the game at Ewood and will lead the team once more.
Doneil Henry misses out with a slight tightness of the hamstring.
For the home side they make one change as Bobby Reid replaces Marlon Pack who serves a one-match suspension.
Former Rovers youngster Frank Fielding is in goal for the Robins.
BRISTOL CITY: Fielding, Williams, Flint, Ayling, Smith (c), Agard, Bennett, Reid, Freeman, Baker, Kodjia.
Subs: O'Leary (GK), Little, Cox, Moore, Wilbraham, Burns, Bryan.
ROVERS: Steele, Henley, Hanley (c), Duffy, Olsson, Marshall, Evans, Akpan, Conway, Lawrence, Rhodes.
Subs: Eastwood (GK), Spurr, Kilgallon, Brown, Williamson, Taylor, Guthrie.