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Mee Maintains Mental Approach

28 March 2014

Ben Mee is adamant Burnley will continue with the same approach that has served them so well this season.

Boss Sean Dyche has continuously instilled a ‘one game at a time’ mentality into the squad, which recently helped the Clarets to a 16-game unbeaten league run as they close in on the Championship summit.

And despite leaders Leicester making the trip to Turf Moor on Saturday, left-back Mee sees no reason to change the mentality that has taken Burnley to within touching distance of top spot.

He said:  “We’ve been doing it all season, just taking one game at a time. The gaffer has drilled that into us.

“Everyone has jumped on board with it and it has been effective for us, so there is no need to change.

“The lads are motivated in a way that is calm and we go about our business in a real professional manner.

“We’ll continue to take every game as it comes and we’ve been performing in recent weeks so hopefully we can do the same on Saturday.

“The last two games have been tricky ones against two teams mixing it down the bottom of the table.

“We came out of them without conceding a goal which is just proving that this group mentality we’ve got is working well.”

Back-to-back wins over Charlton and Doncaster have owed much to the team’s defensive efforts, with successive clean sheets taking this season’s total shut-outs to 17.

The Clarets defensive capabilities will be well and truly tested on Saturday however, with Leicester one of only two teams to have outscored Burnley in the Championship this season.

And while top spot will be up for grabs on Saturday lunchtime, the Clarets’ number six insists there is still a long way to go, should Burnley collect all three points.

Mee added: “17 clean sheets already this season is not something to be sniffed at.

 “The whole team has worked really hard from the front two all the way back to Tom in goal and that is something we are really proud of.

“Leicester have a good record so hopefully it’s going to be a good performance from us and the right result in the end.

“But the job won’t be done on Saturday no matter what the score.

“There will be a buzz around the place if we win but we have to do the professional thing and look to the next game.

“There are seven games left after that so we have to focus on them.”

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