Global has tapped English striker Jordan Robertson for the RHB Singapore Cup clash against Warriors on Saturday.
With Izzo El Habbib unavailable, Global boss Dan Palami has opted to sign Robertson for the tournament in an effort to address its problems up front which came to the fore in the AFC Presidents Cup.
Robertson was part of the Sheffield United squad from 2006-2009, and was teammates with Global midfielder Ben Starosta, who is part of the Singapore Cup lineup.
Before the move to Global, Robertson playe with League Two side Scunthorpe United scoring three goals in nineteen appearances.
“I think he (Robertson) will be up to the task,” said Palami.
“It will be good to see him and Ben play together as they have been teammates that’s why he was a good choice for us,” said Palami.
Palami is hopeful Robertson can adapt quickly to the playing conditions here and in Singapore even though the striker has been training with the team for two weeks already.
“I’m not that worried, he has a good touch on the ball so he’s a natural striker, and my only concern is whether he can adapt quickly to the conditions here and in Singapore,” said Palami.
Joining Robertson and Starosta as Global’s foreign contingent for the Singapore Cup are defender Carlos Guisso, goalkeeper Roland Sadia and midfielder Yu Hoshide.
Defender Juani Guirado is also expected to link up with the squad in Singapore, while both Joshua Beloya and Patrick Reichelt, who are part of the 20-man squad will not be flying to Singapore
Global lineup for Singapore Cup:
Goalkeepers: Sadia, Sacapano, Pascual
Defenders: Barbaso, Guisso, Guirado, Ochoterena
Midfielders: Starosta, Angeles MW, Angeles MV, Christiaens, De Murga, De Jong, Theuer, Altiche, Hoshide
Forwards: Robertson, Bahadoran