Thomas Broich of Brisbane crosses the ball under pressure from Jonathan McKain of Adelaide during the A-League Elimination Final between Adelaide United and Brisbane Roar at Hindmarsh Stadium on April 7, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.
Thomas Broich of Brisbane crosses the ball under pressure from Jonathan McKain of Adelaide during the A-League Elimination Final between Adelaide United and Brisbane Roar at Hindmarsh Stadium on April 7, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia. Morne de Klerk / Getty Images

Roar claims Broich will be fighting fit for A-League semi

THE Brisbane Roar camp is confident key playmaker Thomas Broich will be fit to tackle Western Sydney in tonight's sold out A-League semi-final at Parramatta Stadium.

Scans earlier this week cleared the German ace of structural damage after he injured his heel in Brisbane's 2-1 win over Adelaide United last Sunday.

Broich has yet to train this week, but Roar defender Jade North said: "From all reports he's looking good, so we can get a bit of confidence out of that".

North was disappointed with the heavy tackling tactics employed by the Reds in the elimination final, with Luke Brattan and Jack Hingert also taken out.

Brattan should play against the Wanderers, but Hingert (ankle ligament damage) is out for the rest of the finals series.

North, who will line up against the in-form Mark Bridge, said the team had given little thought to the fact the Roar had lost all three games to the Wanderers this season.

"Come finals time it doesn't matter, it's 11 v 11. We don't see it as a disadvantage playing away from home," he said.


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