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Ben Enjoying Busy Schedule

21 March 2014

Ben Mee is looking forward to another run of fixtures in quick succession as Burnley prepare for the away trip to Charlton Athletic on Saturday.

The Clarets visit the Valley sitting ten points clear in second place in the Championship table, having won six of their last eight games.

Sean Dyche’s team will be looking to continue their good form in south-east London against a Charlton side fighting at the other end of the league standings.

However, the Addicks have clambered out of the relegation zone and remain unbeaten in three games – including three clean sheets – since Belgian head coach José Riga replaced Chris Powell in their managerial hot seat.

And Burnley left-back Mee is expecting another difficult challenge at the weekend.

He said: “We’ve had some tough games recently and this is going to be another one.

“It will be a different challenge going to a team that is struggling and it may be a scrappy game, we don’t know. 

“We’re not sure what the pitch is like down there at the minute, either. But we’ve dealt with different challenges throughout the season, so hopefully we can get over this one and go and win the game.

“It’s important that we make a good start. We’ve not begun well in every single game, but the important thing with us is that we stick around, we don’t lose our heads and we come back at them [the opposition]. 

“Then, no doubt that we’ll finish the game strong, like we have done all season.”

Having recently played three matches in the space of just six days, the Clarets have this week enjoyed a good few days of training ahead of another busy run of games.

Saturday’s trip to the Valley will be followed by two home fixtures against Doncaster Rovers and league leaders Leicester City, on Tuesday and the following weekend, respectively.

And Mee is excited about the intensity of matches at this stage of the season. 

He added: “It’s been a good chance to get back to doing what we do on the training ground and recovering from the games that we’ve had.

“To be honest, though, I prefer when games come thick and fast. We’ve had three in six or seven days and it was really good to play in them.

“We got some great results as well, seven points out of nine, which was brilliant.

“We all look forward to the next few games now.

“Everyone is enjoying it [at the moment]. You can tell that when you come through the door, players and staff alike.

“It’s been a good ride so far. We’ve got ten games to go and it’s gone really fast. Hopefully, we can win the next few games and see where it takes us.”

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