Eastbourne Borough are excited to announce the loan signing of defender Moussa Diarra from National League Barnet until the end of the season.

The imposing defender joins having 23 appearances for Dean Brennan’s side, scoring once this season.

He joined the Bees after leaving Woking at the end of last season.

“I know Adam so when the opportunity to come here came up I had no hesitation,” said Diarra.

“When I was at Barrow I found out about him and got to know him as a person and as a manager.

“I have a lot of experience at this level and I want to help the younger players and help the team do well.”

The Frenchman has three promotions to his name having helped the likes of Woking up from the National League South.

The 32-year-old also has experience of the National League with the likes of Barrow and Dover Athletic and is a welcome addition to Adam Murray’s team.

“We have worked very hard to get Moussa in the building, and I would like to thank Mark (Anderson) and Simon (Leslie) for helping get the deal done,” said boss Murray.

“Moussa is somebody who I know well. It was important that we brought in some experience and a presence into the dressing room.

“He has lots of knowledge of the level and has played above this level, so will add quality and leadership to our group.”

Diarra is available for selection for tomorrow’s game with St. Albans City and will wear the number 24 shirt at Priory Lane.