NEW signing Iain Hume will go straight in the Rovers squad for the trip to early League One table toppers Yeovil Town.
Hume switched from Preston North End on transfer deadline day on loan until January 1.
And the 28-year-old will be pushing both Chris Brown and Billy Paynter for a starting role following the duo’s recent injury worries.
Brown sat out the thrilling 3-2 win over Hull City in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night due to a hip problem while Paynter was introduced as a second half subsititute.
But boss Dean Saunders revealed both are in contention for a return on Saturday.
Shelton Martis remains the only long term injury concern for Saunders who admitted earlier this week he has the best kind of selection headache with an almost fully fit squad.
Yeovil boss Gary Johnson insisted he would not be carrying out any business on transfer deadline day.
Glovers skipper Jamie McAllister limped off with an ankle problem during the 4-2 defeat to West Brom in the Capital One Cup while midfielder Gavin Williams is a doubt with a calf issue.
AT THE TRAINING GROUND
Dean Saunders: “The side have surpassed my expectations in August, winning four out of five so everything’s been good so far.
“But we’ve got to keep it going, we can’t be sloppy, we must be disciplined and we’ve got to tighten up.
“Three players joined in the week before the start of the season so you’re going to get teething porblems because some are playing one way and other another.
“But once you know where your teammates are and where the ball is going to be, it’s easier.
“We’ve had a decent start and we’ve got to make sure now that we don’t think we’re better than we are.
“We can’t afford to relax and we must make sure that we’re hard to play against.
“We need to make sure that we’re not a pushover at Yeovil because they’re a big strong team who are very mobile.
“They haven’t lost a game yet but we’ve got everything to match them.”
Probable Rovers line-up: Woods, Quinn, McCombe, Jones, Spurr, Cotterill, Woods, Syers, Bennett, Brown, Paynter.
David Syers impressed a great deal with his all-action display and superb strike that helped Rovers overturn a two goal deficit to beat Hull.
The midfielder looks for the ball constantly and does well to find space behind the strikers.
His was a signing somewhat from left field, but he looks to prove a shrewd bit of business by Dean Saunders.
Match odds: Yeovil 6/4 Draw 11/5 Rovers 2/1
Yeovil last game: West Bromwich Albion (h) 2-4
Team: Stetch, Ayling, McAllister, Hinds, Webster, Blizzard (Ince, 79), Marsh-Brown, Upson, Foley, Hayter (Young, 76), Reid (Ugwu, 80).
Head to Head: Rovers wins 3 Draws 12 Yeovil wins 5