GRAEME Souness's latest signing Dino Baggio will make his Rovers debut in tonight's reserve game with Leeds United at Morecambe's Christie Park.

Assistant manager Tony Parkes today confirmed the Italian international will start against United.

And Rovers are hoping the vastly experienced 32-year-old can use the run-out to help sharpen up his fitness in preparation for the first team.

"Dino will play tonight," said Parkes.

"He's probably not as fit as everyone else just yet because he was isolated at his last club.

"But he's getting there and I'm sure a reserve game will prove to be very beneficial to him.

"At the moment, I don't think we'd probably start with him in the first team, we'd probably look to ease him in from the bench.

"But he's a vastly experienced player who knows how to handle himself and you can see he's a quality performer."

Meanwhile, Andy Todd has also been named in a strong Rovers squad and the transfer-listed defender will be looking to impress any watching scouts in his quest to get fixed up with a new club.

Any hopes of a move to a fellow Premiership club have now been quashed until January at the earliest after the transfer window slammed shut on Monday night.

But the former Bolton and Charlton centre-back is still free to a join a club in the Nationwide League and several have enquired about his availability in the last few days, with Burnley thought to be among them.

Clarets boss Stan Ternent and his assistant Sam Ellis were both in attendance at Christie Park when Rovers' second string beat Birmingham City 3-0 recently.

Todd was thought to be one of the players they were watching and he turned in an impressive performance as Murray's men kicked off the new season with a clean sheet.

Ideally, Rovers would prefer to sell him now that Markus Babbel has arrived from Liverpool to bolster Graeme Souness's defensive resources.

But they would also consider a loan deal providing they were made a suitable offer.

"There has been an enquiry or two for Andy Todd but they have not been official as yet," said chief executive John Williams.

"However, there is clearly some interest in him from the Nationwide League.

"Providing we received a decent commercial proposition then we would certainly consider selling him and if someone put a decent commercial proposition to us about a loan then we would consider that, too."

In the meantime, Rovers have received confirmation that Steven Reid will serve a three-match ban as a result of his sending-off against Bolton a fortnight ago, starting with the game against Liverpool on Saturday week.

The club decided not to appeal against referee Andy D'Urso's decision to show the Republic of Ireland international a red card for a late challenge on Bolton midfielder Stelios.

Elsewhere, Egil Ostenstad made his Rangers debut in an Under 21 game against Dundee United on Monday night.

The former Norwegian international played a full 90 minutes but did not score in the 1-1 draw.