HONGKONG international Tim Bredbury has been signed by Malaysian club Sabah. The 29-year-old striker has signed a contract to cover the forthcoming Malaysian season, from March to November. It will be Bredbury's second spell in the semi-professional Malaysian league, having spent several months with Selangor early last year. He recently turned down offers to join struggling Hongkong champions South China and big-spending Ernest Borel. Bredbury had a one-month spell with South China earlier this season, including an appearance in their 4-0 defeat by Eastern in the Camelpaint Challenge Shield final, but failed to agree terms for a longer stay. He played for South China for several seasons earlier in his career before moving to the now-defunct Lai Sun and then going to Australia to play for Sydney Olympic for a season. He is currently on holiday in Abu Dhabi. Borel would have been glad of Bredbury's striking ability tonight, when they face the daunting task of trying to halt unbeaten league leaders Eastern at Mongkok Stadium. Last season Borel beat Eastern 1-0 in the semi-finals of the Viceroy Cup and 3-0 in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, but Eastern are a different proposition this season. Eastern have won six out of six league matches without conceding a goal. Borel, on the other hand, have lost their last four matches, including three in the league, and with several injury worries the odds are stacked against them. They will be without striker Peter Murray, who has a bout of 'flu, and midfielder Craig Foster, who is nursing a hamstring injury. Eastern are three points ahead of nearest challengers Michelotti and have two games in hand on them. They have 18 points from six games. Borel are languishing near the bottom of the table, in eighth, with just seven points from seven games. Eastern will be at full strength with rugged winger Ross Greer making a return to league action after serving a one-match suspension for his infamous head-butting of South China's George Haniotis last month.