Todd Kane was cup-tied for last weekend’s impressive 3-0 win at Derby and is available to return, but the on-loan Chelsea youngster must contest a place with Bradley Orr, who has returned from a loan spell at Ipswich.
Former Manchester United forward Josh King suffered a recurrence of his hamstring problem during the opening stages at Pride Park and Rovers are slightly light on attacking options following a frustrating transfer deadline day.
Playmaker Ruben Rochina departed on loan to Real Zaragoza in his native Spain, winger Diogo Rosado did likewise in joining Benfica, while attacking midfielder Simon Vukcevic was released by mutual agreement.
However, deals to bring in QPR striker DJ Campbell and West Brom winger Jerome Thomas fell foul of the 11pm cut-off point.
Full-back Adam Henley (hamstring), goalkeeper Paul Robinson (back) and midfielder Dickson Etuhu (knee) remain sidelined.
Derek McInnes wants to see more of an attacking threat from Aberdeen after a barren run in front of goal.
Dundee manager Neil McCann claims St Johnstone counterpart Tommy Wright lodged a complaint against him to the Scottish Football Association.
Notts County boss Kevin Nolan hopes to keep his side's automatic promotion hopes on track when they face local rivals Mansfield at a packed Meadow Lane.
French defender Xavier Tomas feels the passion of Scottish football has been a breath of fresh air in his debut season with Hamilton.
Kilmarnock winger Chris Burke has told his younger team-mates to wring as much knowledge out of Steve Clarke's spell at Rugby Park as they can.