McBreen makes Hong Kong move

EXCLUSIVE by JOHN DAVIDSON: Former Central Coast Mariners striker Daniel McBreen is set to sign with South China FC.

The winner of the Joe Marston Medal in 2013, McBreen joins the Hong Kong outfit after a season with Chinese club Shanghai SIPG. The 37-year old scored six goals from 28 games last year for the Chinese side.

FourFourTwo understands McBreen is currently in Hong Kong to complete a medical.

The forward will sign with ‘Shaolin Temple’ for the rest of the Hong Kong Premier League season.

South China finished third in the 2013-2014 campaign and former Adelaide United winger Evan Kostopoulos plays for the club. They currently sit in third place, three points off top, after nine rounds of the 2014-2015 Hong Kong Premier League season.

McBreen started his career in the NSL with Newcastle United before moves to Romania, Scotland and England. In the A-League he played for North Queensland Fury and Perth Glory but is best Known for his four years at the Mariners.

On the Central Coast McBreen scored 25 goals from 95 appearances, helping the Mariners win the 2013 Grand Final.