Kearns, on loan from Peterborough, has missed the last two matches, but is aiming to prove his fitness in time to be included in the squad.
The Millers could also be boosted by the return of goalkeeper Scott Shearer, who returned to full training on Monday following surgery to repair a damaged elbow.
Evans has no new injury or suspension worries, while the likes of strikers Kayode Odejayi and Jordan Slew, plus midfielder Courtney Cameron are among those pushing for recalls.
Defender Craig Morgan is also hoping to return to action having been sidelined since mid-November due to a broken bone in his foot.
The Millers, two points adrift of an automatic promotion spot, are bidding to extend their unbeaten league run to six matches.