Rovers have made one change from the side that drew with Wolves seven days ago.
Danny Graham returns to the starting line-up with Craig Conway the man dropping to the bench.
Today's opponents make three changes from the side that beat Birmingham City on Sunday as Jonathan Kodjia, Gary Gardner and Conor Hourihane come in, with Mile Jedinak missing out through injury and Albert Adomah and Jack Grealish on the bench.
Former Rovers keeper Mark Bunn is amongst the substitutes for Aston Villa.
ROVERS: Raya, Lenihan, Ward, Mulgrew, Nyambe, Guthrie, Lowe (c), Williams, Bennett, Graham, Gallagher.
Subs: Steele (GK), Hoban, Emnes, Joao, Akpan, Mahoney, Conway.
ASTON VILLA: Johnstone, Baker, Taylor, Lansbury, Bacuna, Hogan, Chester (c), Hourihane, Hutton, Gardner, Kodjia.
Subs: Bunn (GK), Elphick, Agbonlahor, Bree, Amavi, Adomah, Grealish.