Jordi Gomez returns to the starting line-up as boss Paul Lambert makes one change from the side that drew with Nottingham Forest in midweek.
The on-loan midfielder comes in for Darragh Lenihan who drops to the bench, whilst Connor Mahoney makes his home debut.
The Robins make two changes from their loss at home to Derby County on Tuesday night as Scott Golbourne and Aaron Wilbraham are preferred to Luke Freeman and Jonathan Kodjia.
ROVERS: Steele, Lowe, Ward, Hanley (c), Kilgallon, Mahoney, Akpan, Evans, Marshall, J. Gomez, Graham.
Subs: Raya (GK), Grimes, Duffy, Lenihan, Bennett, Conway, Jackson.
BRISTOL CITY: O'Donnell, Flint, Smith, Tomlin, Golbourne, Reid, Baker, Wilbraham (c), Pack, Bryan, Matthews.
Subs: O'Leary (GK), Ayling, Wagstaff, Freeman, Pearce, Kodjia, Odemwingie.