Billy Davies brings his Championship side to Belle Vue hoping to succeed where Manchester City failed.
Derby look set to make some changes to the team. Marc Edworthy has a hamstring problem and will face a late fitness test.
Former Rovers legend Darren Moore may start in the middle of defence.
Moore played for Rovers in the 1990's having signed from Torquay. He later played for Bradford and West Brom before moving to Pride Park.
Rovers will still be without centre half Steve Roberts. Jan Budtz is likely to continue in goal. Midfielders Kevin Horlock and Antony Griffith played in yesterdays behind closed doors game against Sunderland and may make the squad. Bruce Dyer did not play and is unlikely to be fit in time.