Queen of the South can include their new signing from American College football, midfielder Kevin Dzierzawski, for the first time against Raith after his work permit was agreed.
Paul Burns remains out with an ankle injury as manager Jim McIntyre looks for the win that will take his side above their visitors.
McIntyre said: "It is early in the season but you want to be as high up in the table as you can be. Winning would mean that we would climb at least one place.
"Raith and ourselves are evenly matched so it will be a tight contest but hopefully we have just enough about us to get the win."
Rovers head to Palmerston with defender Dougie Hill added to their squad after suspension kept him out of last weekend's Ramsdens Cup success over Falkirk.
Hill's return gives player-manager Grant Murray a full squad to choose from.
Murray said: "Queen of the South are a strong side and have a fantastic home record. They will be out to consolidate in this league as soon as possible and will be targeting three points from us to help them do it.
"We played well last week to beat Falkirk and a repeat of that would be very welcome."