Chris Taylor returns to the starting XI for Paul Lambert's first game in charge at Ewood Park.
He gets the nod ahead of Tom Lawrence who picked up a calf kick in the win over Preston North End seven days ago.
Lawrence is able to make the substitute's bench, as does new loan signing Doneil Henry.
The visitors make two changes with Liam Palmer and Modou Sougou in for Ross Wallace and Jack Hunt.
ROVERS: Steele, Henley, Duffy, Hanley (c), Olsson, Marshall, Evans, Akpan, Conway, Taylor, Rhodes.
Subs: Eastwood (GK), Spurr, Delfouneso, Brown, Henry, Lawrence, Guthrie.
SHEFF WED: Westwood, Palmer, Loovens (c), Semedo, Nuhiu, Lees, Helan, Lee, Sougou, Pudil, Forestieri.
Subs: Wildsmith (GK), McGugan, Hooper, Joao, Dielna, Lopez, Wallace.