Akpa Akpro begins a three-match ban having been sent off during last weekend's 1-0 defeat to Carlisle for kicking out at Frank Simek.
Donervorn Daniels is expected to continue at centre-back after the youngster extended his loan from West Brom until the end of the season.
Rovers skipper James Wallace is still around three weeks away from a return in midfield due to a medial knee ligament injury.
"Wallace is going to be another three weeks," manager Ronnie Moore confirmed when talking to Press Association Sport.
"He was misdiagnosed when he first did it. We were told he was only going to be out for three weeks so the MRI scan didn't pick up what is apparently a third degree tear in there.
"That takes 12 weeks to heal. He did it on December 1 so it will be round about the 12-week mark when he's right again."