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Mee Expecting Tough City Ground Trip

20 October 2015

Ben Mee is expecting a tough test from Nottingham Forest as the Clarets look to make it three wins on the spin in the Sky Bet Championship.

Victory against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday saw Burnley move up to fifth after Andre Gray’s second-half double-salvo.

And Mee insists that The City Ground is always a difficult venue despite Dougie Freedman’s side experiencing a recent dip in form.

He said: “Confidence is high and we’re looking forward to the game. It’s going to be a tough one -they didn’t have the best result on Friday against Bristol City.

“They’ve always been a tough team and The City Ground is a difficult place to go so it’ll be an interesting game but one we’re looking forward to.

“I think they will be looking for a reaction from Friday and they’ll work hard to put it right.

“We’ve had a reasonably good start and we’re happy with that. We’re looking to build on it and there’s a big four or five games coming up now until the next international break and we’re looking to get as many points as we can.

“It’ll be nice to still be around where we are now when that break comes around.”

Mee has been an ever-present in a Burnley back line that added another clean sheet against Bolton at the weekend.



And with Sam Vokes and Andre Gray beginning to form a potent partnership at the opposite end, things are beginning to bode well for a promotion assault.

“At the back clean sheets are always what we want and at the other end to have Andre scoring up front as well as Vokesy against Rotherham previously is brilliant.

“Those two look like they’re forming a good partnership. Andre likes it played in behind and it gives us another outlet.

“Especially as a back four we can knock it in there and know he’s going to run after it. He gave the two centre halves at the weekend a bit of a torrid time when that happened.

“I think the defence is getting better and better as a unit. Obviously Ten has come in and been fantastic and you can see him growing.

“Us five at the back will keep fighting and keep looking to pick up clean sheets.”


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