Jay Spearing makes his debut following his loan switch from Bolton, as Rovers make three changes to the side that lost 2-0 at Derby County in midweek.
Spearing's inclusion means that Jason Lowe is likely to start at right-back, with Alex Baptiste dropping to the bench.
Jordan Rhodes and Chris Brown start up front, with Josh King (back) and Tom Cairney (groin), who is on the bench, making way.
Rudy Gestede (thigh) and David Dunn (calf) miss out through injury.
Tommy Spurr makes the 18-man squad for the first time this season after recovering from double groin surgery, whilst Ryan Tunnicliffe, who spent the first half of the season on loan at Rovers from Fulham, starts for the visitors.
ROVERS: Steele, Lowe, Hanley (c), Kilgallon, Olsson, Marshall, Evans, Spearing, Conway, Brown, Rhodes.
Subs: Eastwood, Baptiste, Duffy, Spurr, Taylor, Cairney, Varney.
FULHAM: Bettinelli, Stafylidis, Hutchinson, Bodurov, Parker (c), Woodrow, Tunnicliffe, Rodallega, Christensen, Richards, McCormack.
Subs: Kiraly, Kacaniklic, Fofana, Roberts, Dembele, Burn, Grimmer.