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Broich fit to play semi-final, says Mulvey

Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey is supremely confident German star Thomas Broich will shrug off a painful heel injury to play Western Sydney in Friday night's A-League semi-final.

Broich underwent a secret fitness test on Thursday morning while the Roar trained at Ballymore and club medics say the skilful playmaker is on track to start at Parramatta Stadium.

Mulvey said a decision on whether his captain will play will be made on Friday but he won't take any risks with his fitness.

The former German under-21 player injured his Achilles in Brisbane's 2-1 playoff win over Adelaide on Sunday night.

He has sported a heavy limp all this week but Mulvey said he was moving noticeably better on Thursday.

"I fully expect him to play," the coach said.

"There's no question in my mind he's travelling (this afternoon) and he'll be playing. So it's not even an issue in my mind about doing something else.

"He wants to play which is the most important thing."

Mulvey would not reveal a contingency plan in case Broich fails to recover but it's almost certain that Ivan Franjic will move from the right wing to defence to replace injured fullback Jack Hingert (ankle).

Brisbane's selection options on the flanks include young speedster Ben Halloran and Brazilian striker Henrique.

The winner of Friday night's semi-final will play in next week's grand final against the victor of Sunday's semi-final between Central Coast and Melbourne Victory.

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