Cardiff and Preston tracking Barrow's Diarra

Hemel Hempstead's Moussa Diarra

HITC Sport understands Football League clubs are checking on non-league defender

Hemel Hempstead's Moussa DiarraMoussa Diarra impressing at Barrow

A number of Football League clubs are tracking non-league star Moussa Diarra, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club

Diarra has been in outstanding form for Barrow so far this season since joining the club in the summer from Hampton and Richmond Borough.

The powerful centre-back has helped Barrow go on an unbeaten run of 25 games in all competitions and helped the club reach the third round of the FA Cup.

Diarra has been a colossus for Barrow at the back and he has been instrumental in Barrow's bid for promotion with the club currently in fifth spot in the Conference table.

The former Paris Saint-Germain junior's impressive displays for Barrow have not gone unnoticed higher up the football pyramid with scouts from the Football League keeping a regular check on the 6ft,5in stopper.

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock

Championship trio Cardiff City, Preston North End and Rotherham United along with League Two side Blackpool are all keeping tabs on the French stopper.

Barrow are determined to keep hold of Diarra, but are aware of the growing interest in the centre-back and are bracing themselves for interest in the defender in January.

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