Paul Lambert has made three changes from the side that faced Cardiff City ten days ago.
The Rovers boss has handed a debut start for new signing Elliott Bennett, whilst Corry Evans and Tommy Spurr also come into the side.
Markus Olsson and Lee Williamson drop to the bench, with Fode Koita is ruled out with a hamstring strain.
Tonight's visitors also make three changes from their last league outing as Joe Lumley, Leory Fer and James Perch are named in a starting XI that includes former Rover Junior Hoilett.
ROVERS: Steele, Marshall, Duffy, Hanley (c), Spurr, Bennett, Evans, Akpan, Conway, Lawrence, Rhodes.
Subs: Raya (GK), Henley, Brown, Olsson, Williamson, Taylor, Lenihan.
QPR: Lumley, Hall, Onuoha (c), Phillips, Fer, Konchesky, Faurlin, Henry, Hoilett, Perch, Polter
Sub: Hudnott (GK), Chery, Mackie, Luongo, Angella, Tozser, Petrasso.