New signings Danny Graham and Elliott Ward are in line for their debuts tomorrow when Rovers take on Charlton Athletic.
Signed on Wednesday, the pair could go straight into the side at the Valley as Rovers may be without up to seven first team players.
Chris Brown serves the first of his three-match ban following his sending off in the FA Cup, whilst Nathan Delfouneso, Jason Lowe, Fode Koita, Lee Williamson and Danny Guthrie all miss out through injury.
Shane Duffy is making good progress in his recovery from a groin strain that has forced him to miss the last two matches, but Saturday's game might come too soon.
Matt Kilgallon is available once more after illness prevented him from playing against Newport.
"Nathan is struggling, Fode is out as well and Brown is obviously banned," said the Rovers boss on Thursday.
"Lee will struggle but Matty trained this morning after his sickness bug. Danny Guthrie is not too bad but this game is probably too early for him.
"Shane is doing alright, but everybody else seems not too bad."
Rovers fans who haven't yet obtained their tickets for Saturday's match against Charlton Athletic can do so on the day of the game.
Some 650 tickets have been sold so far for the match at the Valley with tickets going off sale at the Roverstore, Ewood at 4pm this Friday.
After that the tickets will be available from the South Stand ticket office on matchday - cash only.
Prices are £22 Adults, £16 Senior Citizens aged over 60, £16 Under 21’s, £10.00 Under 18’s and £5.00 Under 11’s.