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Mee Relishing New Campaign

9 July 2015

Ben Mee says the Clarets will be ready to go again in August after a positive start to pre-season in Evian.

The Clarets squad went through a tough running session on Wednesday evening as preparations for the new season were ramped up in South Eastern France.

And the defender feels that the strong mentality within the group will help them going into the Sky Bet Championship campaign.

“It’s been a great camp so far and there is not too many better places to train really. We had a particularly tough session yesterday but the lads dug in and did really well in it. It was a slog but it was something that needed to be done.

“I think the lads pull each other along and we all want each other to do well. That’s something special about this group.

“Trips like this help new players to get integrated in the group and the lads become a lot closer as well.

“The trip to Cork before we got promoted last time was brilliant with the gaffer, as has everyone with him really so it’s about getting it right and it’s a great place to work hard.

“We’ll take every game as it comes, we’re back to that again. It’s going to be a tough season we know that and that’s why we’re here preparing and making sure we’re ready.

“The strong mentality flows right down from the management all throughout the squad.

“Last year we had a good mentality but unfortunately it didn’t quite work out.

“We’re all looking really fit and training has been going really well and that’s all you can ask for at this stage.”

The trip to Evian ends with a friendly against Swiss Third Division side Etoile Carouge at Stade de la Fontenette and Mee is relishing getting back into action.

“It’ll be nice to get a game under our belts and finish this little trip off with a good result and a good game so I’m looking forward to it."

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