A look at the teams ahead of kick-off at the Stadium of Light.
Interim Rovers Manager Graham Coughlan has made five changes for today's Sky Bet League One fixture against Sunderland.
Into the line-up come, Michael Kelly, Ed Upson, Alex Rodman, Alex Jakubiak and Tareiq Holmes-Dennis, who makes his first start for Rovers this afternoon.
The hosts have made seven changes from their midweek Emirates FA Cup replay, as Glenn Loovens, Adam Matthews, Reece James, Lee Cattermole, Lyden Gooch, Aidan McGeady and Josh Maja all starting for Sunderland.
Rovers XI: Jack Bonham, Michael Kelly, Tony Craig, Tom Lockyer (C), Tareiq Holmes-Dennis, J.Clarke, Ed Upson, Ollie Clarke, Liam Sercombe, Alex Rodman, Alex Jakubiak.
Subs: Adam Smith, Tom Broadbent, Daniel Leadbitter, Luke Russe, Kyle Bennett, Stefan Payne, Tom Nichols
Sunderland XI: Jon McLaughlin, Adam Matthews, Lee Cattermole, George Honeyman (C), Lyden Gooch, Jack Baldwin, Reece James, Aiden McGeady, Josh Maja, Max Power.
Subs: Robbin Ruiter, Byran Ovideo, Alim Ozturk, Chris Maguire, Luke Owen, Duncan Watmore, Jerome Sinclair