John Dahl Tomasson faces a call over whether to go with such a strong XI in tonight’s FA Cup replay given the quick turnaround, and the Wigan Athletic game being three days nearer.

Tomasson made only two changes to his side for Saturday’s fourth round tie against Birmingham City, one of which was enforced due to Daniel Ayala’s suspension.

While the head coach rang the changes in the Carabao Cup, making at least nine alterations for each of the four ties, he has been helped more by the schedule when it comes to the FA Cup.

Tomasson made six changes for the round three win at Norwich City, but just two against Birmingham with Rovers’ next Championship match some nine days away.

Rovers don’t play again in the league until next Monday, but that is the first of six games in 19 days and February could include a seventh should they make it into round five.

“First of all we have to talk with the medical department,” Tomasson said of his selection decisions.

“Then you have the load question regarding who has played a lot. There were a few players who had cramp near the end and then you don’t make good choices.

“Wigan is getting closer so we need to make that decision.”

Ayala will be available after suspension, but is yet to start any of the cup matches so far this season.

Tomasson could freshen things up in midfield, with Lewis Travis and Jake Garrett on the bench at the weekend, while Tyrhys Dolan will be hoping to keep his place after being introduced at half time.

That came at the expense of Ryan Hedges who was unable to continue, despite being set to come out for the start of the second half.

“He should have played on, but something with his nail, he couldn’t manage to play on,” Tomasson added.

“It was something that we had to change very quickly and not a perfect situation because you hadn’t prepared during the half time.”

Rovers will have Ayala available for tonight’s game after serving his one-match suspension following his red card at Bristol City, but Dilan Markanday remains a doubt.

Sam Szmodics boosted Rovers’ options when returning from injury at the weekend having missed the previous six matches.

He replaced goalscorer Bradley Dack late on in the 2-2 draw, and with Dack having shown signs of tiredness towards the end, he will be one player whose fitness will be closely monitored.

Callum Brittain, Dom Hyam, Clinton Mola and Adam Wharton all remain sidelined through injury.

Sorba Thomas remains ineligible having already played in the competition for parent club Huddersfield Town.