Rovers make eight changes from the side that defeated Rotherham United on Tuesday night.
Simon Eastwood, Adam Henley, Shane Duffy, Chris Taylor, Lee Williamson, Ben Marshall, Rudy Gestede and Josh King all come into the starting XI.
In contrast the visitors make just the one change from their midweek loss to Manchester City as Jack Butland gets the nod in goal with Asmir Begovic rested.
ROVERS: Eastwood, Henley, Duffy, Kilgallon (c), Olsson, Taylor, Cairney, Williamson, Marshall, Gestede, King.
Subs: Steele (GK), Spurr, Hanley, Rhodes, Varney, Evans, Conway.
STOKE CITY: Butland, Bardsley, Muniesa, Whelan (c), Arnautovic, Moses, Nzonzi, Biram Diouf, Cameron, Crouch, Wollscheid.
Subs: Sorensen (GK), Palacios, Adam, Sidwell, Teixeira, Wilkinson, Shenton.