Southend striker Barry Corr starts a three-match ban after his red card in last week's draw with Bury, while defender Luke Prosser returns from a calf injury after coming through a midweek reserves game, making the bench.
Bristol Rovers: Mildenhall, Smith, Parkes, McChrystal, Brown, Mohamed, Lockyer, Clarke, O'Toole, Beardsley, Gillespie
Subs: Woodards, Clarkson, Harrold, Harrison, Gough, Clucas, Santos
Southend United: Bentley, Coker, White, Egan, Sokolik, Leonard, Timlin, Atkinson, Hurst, Eastwood, Barnard
Subs: Payne, Clifford, Loza, Prosser, Smith, Straker, Gomis