Adam Dawson comes into the starting 11Darrell Clarke has made one change to the side to take on Lincoln City at the Memorial Stadium.
Adam Dawson comes in for his first start since joining the club on loan from Premier League side Leicester City to replace the injured Jermaine Easter with new loan signing Josh Wakefield taking a place among the substitutes.
The Rovers boss told the assembled media before the game "It's good to have a home game because it's been a long time since we've played here.
"Adam Dawson comes in to replace Jermaine [Easter] and Josh will take a spot on the bench.
"We've had Jermaine assessed and it isn't as bad as we first thought but he isn't ready for today's game.
"Josh has trained a few days with the lads but it was difficult at the start of the week as the ground at the training pitch was hard so was a bit of a struggle for us to train on.
Rovers: Steve Mildenhall, Daniel Leadbitter, Mark McChrystal (C), Tom Parkes, Lee Brown, Adam Dawson, Lee Mansell, Tom Lockyer, Andy Monkhouse, Matty Taylor, Nathan Blissett.
Substitutes: Will Puddy, Josh Wakefield, Angelo Balanta, Jake Gosling, Ellis Harrison