Rosenior was shown a straight red card in the home defeat to Leicester on New Year's Day for a challenge which left visiting defender Greg Cunningham with a broken leg and starts a three-game ban.
Kevin Kilbane has joined Huddersfield on loan, so Paul McShane or Nolberto Solano will be in contention to start in place of Rosenior.
Latest recruit Aaron McLean, signed from Peterborough in time to step off the bench in place of Jamie Devitt in the 36th minute against Leicester, is hoping to make his first start.
Winger Richard Garcia will be sidelined for a month due to surgery to resolve a knee problem and on-loan Vito Mannone has returned to Arsenal for treatment on a thigh injury, so Brad Guzan is expected to retain his place in goal.
Central defender Anthony Gerrard shook off an Achilles injury in time to face Leicester, while midfielder Jimmy Bullard is in contention to start after playing the whole of the second half on Saturday as he works his way back to full fitness following a long-term knee injury.