Not only this, but their lead marksman Ben Brereton-Diaz seems once again to have found his form, and will be looking to show the Hammers exactly what he is about with reports continuing to link him with a move there. He has nine goals already this league campaign.
David Moyes will have to decide on his priorities with this match in mind, but one decision he must make is to return Pablo Fornals to the starting lineup.
Not only does he offer a tricky and clinical option in the midfield, but it could provide some added rest for the likes of Lucas Paqueta or even Jarrod Bowen for their Premier League game this weekend.
Likely with aspirations of a run in the competition, Moyes will be keen on getting a result of some sort tonight. To do that, he might actually have to remove Bowen from the team given his lack of form.
Fornals would provide a touch of class and a calmness to pick apart a resilient Rovers defence, using his “skilful” assets to full effect, as labelled by David Cartlidge.
It is something of a no-brainer, as he is a more than capable stand-in to face a stubborn lower-league opposition.