Despite performing well, City lost 1-0 at Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night.
That followed three changes to the side that started the 4-3 FA Cup defeat at MK Dons.
Striker Adam Stansfield, who had scored in three successive games having each time come on as a second-half substitute, was handed a start in attack.
As expected, right-back Steve Tully returned to the starting XI following his suspension while Richard Logan partnered Stansfield.
Tisdale also opted for a switch in formation, going 5-3-2 and away from his often favoured 4-3-3.
Goalkeeper Paul Jones (knee) is still short of match practice.