Hughes reveals Barr interest

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Falkirk defender Darren Barr has attracted interest from clubs in England and Scotland, according to manager John Hughes.

The 21-year-old has only broken into the Falkirk starting line-up this season but has already been talked about as a future Scotland international.

He again impressed in Sunday's 1-0 victory over Celtic and Hughes says there has been interest, even though Barr is contracted to Falkirk until the summer of 2009.

"Darren is outstanding. He's whole-hearted, listens to everything you say and his performance on Sunday showed you what he is all about," praised Hughes.

"Is he big enough to be an out-and-out centre-half? He certainly jumps his height, but possibly right-back could be his best position.

"He's tied up on a long-term contract but he won't be with me for long, because there has been interest actually.

"I have to be honest, the phone has rang a few times. One call from a club in Scotland, two from down south.

"He's still got a lot to learn, but is committed to the cause and is a winner."