Introducing the Singapore Premier League's new foreigners
Keegan Linderboom (Balestier Khalsa)
This towering New Zealander is a player who could potentially solve the Tigers' problems upfront (Balestier ended 2017 campaign with 17 goals in the league). Last season, Linderboom netted seven and supplied four assists in the New Zealand Premiership with Waitakere United and has arrived in Singapore during his peak as a footballer.
At 28, Linderboom, who could also operate as a winger, has the ability to score free kicks and long range efforts too. He has quickly taken to life in Singapore, scoring four times in six SPL matches - firing Balestier to an impressive second in the table at the time of writing.
Should he keep on banging in the goals, we could well see a resurgent Balestier continue their charge up the table.
Vedran Mesec (Balestier Khalsa)
1.88m Vedran Mesec is another player who has been key to the recent success of Balestier.
30-year-old Mesec has the aerial ability to make a difference up front and is able to play both as a centre forward or even in midfield. He has featured for Marko Kraljevic's side mostly through the midfield and his physical presence has certainly caused problems for opponents, with the Croatian bagging one goal as well.
In his last two seasons with Alumnij in the Slovenian PrvaLiga, the Croat scored five goals in 20 appearances and two of them being half-volleys.
Photo: Balestier Khalsa/Zainal Yahya
Volodymyr Pryyomov (DPMM)
Commentators will definitely need to do their homework in order to pronounce the names of the two new DPMM signings - the first of which is Pryyomov. As recently November last year, Pryyomov was scoring a brace against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Croatian League for Olimpik Donetsk but the 32-year-old has arrived in Singapore where he hopes to make DPMM successful again.
Perhaps the one with the standout CV amongst the new signings in the league, the burden lies on Pryyomov to deliver this season after some hit-and-miss signings that failed last season for DPMM. The Bruneian outfit will be the 17th club which Pryyomov has played for since 2002.
The former Ukrainian U21 player certainly has the pedigree and the goals are flowing in the SPL - as he has already netted four times, making him the joint top scorer alongside Linderboom, Hoshino Shuhei and Shahril Ishak.