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Ben Mee Signs New Turf Deal

14 July 2016

Burnley Football Club is delighted to announce that Ben Mee has signed a new three-year deal with the Clarets.

Mee, who had one year remaining on his current deal, was an integral part of last season’s Championship title success as he made 49 appearances and was voted Player’s Player of the Year by his teammates.

The Clarets kept 20 clean sheets during the 2015/16 season, with the Manchester City Academy graduate moving into a centre-back role in December alongside Michael Keane.

Having extended his stay at Turf Moor until the summer of 2019, Mee says the club now feels like home.

He said: “It’s brilliant and I’m delighted to extend my stay here at Burnley.

“After such a great season last year, and getting married in the summer, things just keep getting better and hopefully it will improve even more.

“I feel comfortable and at home here and we’ve been chatting for a while. Obviously it’s been a busy summer, so it was something we put on a back burner, but it was always going to get done.”

The Sale-born defender signed permanently in 2012 after an initial loan spell from Manchester City, where he captained their 2008 FA Youth Cup winning squad.

Since then he has forged a reputation as a brave and fearless operator, helping the Clarets to promotion in 2013/14 before making 33 Premier League appearances, which included a dramatic equaliser in the 1-1 
draw against Chelsea, the following season.

And ahead of another tilt at the top-flight, the 26-year-old is confident that the club can continue to move forward.

Mee added: “This club is going somewhere the minute. It’s been ever–changing throughout my time here and you can see the things going on at the training ground and the way the team is going.

“It’s exciting and we’re definitely moving forwards. Now I just want to help keep the team in the Premier League. That’s my short-term goal and I want to be a big part of it.

“There’s a togetherness and a will to do well and I am sure that will stand us in good stead.”

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