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22 September 2014

Ben's delight at third consecutive clean sheet against Sunderland

Defender Ben Mee was in a buoyant mood after yet another Premier League clean sheet in the 0-0 draw with Sunderland.

The Clarets have now gone 330 minutes without conceding a goal, continuing the fine form that helped them to achieve automatic promotion to the top-flight last season.

And after being an ever present in that water-tight defence, Mee believes there is no reason it won’t carry on throughout the season following their three consecutive clean sheets.

He said: “It’s a great record for us defenders, we take pride in what we do. It’s working for us at the back and we’re keeping clean sheets.

“Against a Premier League side we were fairly comfortable at the back and hopefully we can carry on keeping clean sheets and it will go well for us this year.

“We’ve got a good framework that we work from. We work in training with the gaffer and you can see us working as hard as anyone to get up the pitch too to close the space down.

“We’re doing really well at the minute!”

The best chances of the stalemate came late on, when Mee’s opposite number Patrick van Aanholt came closest to breaching the Burnley backline with a stinging drive from distance, only to be denied by a fine Tom Heaton save.

That was after Ashley Barnes effort had looped up and onto Vito Mannone’s bar at the other end - and despite not being able to make a breakthrough, Mee is hopeful that the luck in front of goal that is currently lacking is just around the corner.

Mee added: I think we’ll take the positives out of the performance, we played with a lot of energy and we just need a little bit of luck in attack.

“Anything will do really, maybe one to go in off a shin to get us up and running goals wise!

“We came out and we pressed them really well and created a lot of chances early on. If we get a goal in that period then maybe we go on to win that game comfortably.

“It was a tough game for us but like I say we have a lot of positives and look forward to the next one now.

“It’s a big occasion next weekend but we just have to go out there with the same mentality as we did against Sunderland.

“Hopefully we’ll be able to get a result and a few goals as well to go with it.

“We go there with no fear as we always do and we’ll be looking to get the win.”

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