Preparation key for Perth match

Brisbane Roar Head Coach Mike Mulvey is confident his side will arrive in Western Australia well-rested and ready for tomorrow night’s Hyundai A-League match against Perth Glory, despite the long trip across the country.

Brisbane Roar Head Coach Mike Mulvey is confident his side will arrive in Western Australia well-rested and ready for tomorrow night-s Hyundai A-League match against Perth Glory, despite the long trip across the country.

The journey to Perth is the longest the Roar has to endure during the campaign but Mulvey said the squad is well prepared to deal with the rigours of the five-hour flight given the amount of times they-ve done it before.

“Rest and recovery is part of the equation for players and staff,” the Brisbane boss said.

“The staff have got it down pat now - we travel in the right gear, we get the right amount of rest, we walk on the plane when we need to stretch, we drink the right amounts of water, eat the right food.

“We-ll get there in a good mindset, ready to play.”

The care in preparation will be especially important for midfielder Thomas Broich, who has been eased through training this week after suffering a corked thigh against Adelaide United last weekend.

Mulvey said the German had recovered better than originally expected but would make a decision on whether Broich maintains his starting place or is used as a substitute against Kenny Lowe-s side closer to kick-off.

“I-m optimistic because he-s got great powers of recovery, he-s got great belief and he knows his body better than anybody and he tells me he-s a good chance,” Mulvey explained.

“The medical team are working hard with him and he-ll travel and we-ll make a decision in the morning.”

Also in the travelling squad to face the Glory is young attacking option Jai Ingham, who has been rewarded for his second half hat-trick against Adelaide in the Foxtel National Youth League last Sunday.