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Mee: Fortress Turf Moor Can Prove Key

5 April 2016

Ben Mee says Burnley strong home form can prove an advantage as the Sky Bet Championship promotion race heats up.

After a late draw at Brighton on Saturday, the Clarets are now 16 games unbeaten and three points clear going into tonight against Play-Off chasing Cardiff City.

And with four out of their last seven remaining fixtures at Turf Moor, where they have lost just twice this season, Mee feels that making it a fortress could be pivotal.

“Obviously it’s better for us. We would rather be at home than be away because we’ve been so strong at home and it’s become a bit of a fortress for us.

“The fans can play a big part too. It was brilliant to get something on Saturday for them after they made a long journey down there.

“They went mental, as did we so hopefully we can pay them back for their support with some more wins at home.”

Despite being ‘comfortable with their position’, Mee says an experienced squad aren’t really talking about promotion to the Premier League because things can change quickly.

He added: “The mood is buzzing as it has been all season to be fair. In the second half of the season we’ve performing really well.

“Saturday was a great feeling to get the equaliser and I think the result made a lot of difference because they’d have been a point behind us and closing the gap.

“Everyone is comfortable with the position we’re in and a lot of the squad have done it before so it’s no different to what we were up against last time as well.

“We don’t talk about it too much because we know from previous situations that we don’t get ahead of ourselves and the gaffer drums it into us that it’s one game at a time.

“Brighton is parked and it’s a big game against Cardiff now because they’re in form and fighting for a Play-Off spot.

“We didn’t play our best down there and we’re looking to put that right. They’ve got some very good individuals so it’ll be a tough test.”

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