Barnet defender David Stephens is attracting interest from a number of clubs

David Stephens: Attracting interest from clubs higher up the Football League

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Sky Sports understands a host of clubs are chasing highly-rated Barnet defender David Stephens.

The towering centre half has been catching the eye of several sides following a string of impressive performances for the League Two club.

Stephens, who joined Barnet from Hibernian in the summer, has been instrumental in the club's recent resurgence, with the no-nonsense stopper helping the side keep clean sheets in their last three league outings.

Scouts from five clubs higher up the football pyramid are believed to have watched the 6ft 5" defender in action in recent weeks as they weigh up moves when the transfer window reopens in January.

Barnet would be loath to lose the Wales Under 21 international, but they could face a fight to keep hold of him in the New Year.