Kieran Djilali will come straight into the Rovers squad for tomorrow night’s Airtricity League opener against Derry City.
The former Crystal Palace midfielder signed for the club at the start of the week.
Seamus Conneely is also back from injury, though Aaron Greene misses out after picking up a knock in Monday’s 5-0 defeat of Glentoran.
The winger will miss the next week to 10 days with the injury.
Rovers boss Ian Baraclough said: “We’re ready now to start the league season. The match with Glentoran did work as a final preparation for the opening match in the league considering one of our friendlies was postponed. It was very good and I think we’re ready to get going.
“We have more options in the squad at the start of this season compared to last. Everyone knows what is expected of them and what they must do when they get into the team. Kieran comes into the squad as another option and we welcome Seamus back following two weeks out.
“I saw for myself last season that every game in Derry is hard-fought. We’ve got the earn the right to express ourselves and try to get a hold in the game. It’s like an annual season-opener if you like between the league and cup winners . There is a local rivalry and a hope for both sides to build on what was achieved last season.
“It's our closest game in the division and we’ll be backed to the hilt from a large travelling support I'm sure which is great for us. It should be a good atmosphere and a fantastic match to open the season with.”