Ben Mee is not surprised at the growing number of Clarets getting international call-ups after Jack Cork added to the tally with his selection by England.
Cork’s late inclusion in the national squad for Wembley friendlies against Germany and Brazil takes to nine the number of Burnley players away with their countries during the current break in domestic action.
Had Tom Heaton and Jon Walters been fit, or Scott Arfield been in action with Canada, that figure could have reached a round dozen.
And Mee believes that level of involvement at international level reflects the Clarets’ status in the Premier League, as the acting captain offered his congratulations to Cork as the midfielder linked up with the England party at St George’s Park on Tuesday.
“People are looking us. We are seventh in the league at the moment,” said Mee, whose own form alongside fellow Englishmen Matt Lowton and James Tarkowski in Burnley’s back four may also be coming under scrutiny from England boss Gareth Southgate.
“We have had a fantastic start and we are playing really well.
Ben Mee took part in a Question of Sport at the BBC's Media City studios in Salford
“We just want to carry on and if anyone gets that recognition it will be fully deserved.
“We want to do well for the club and whatever comes along with it, comes along with it.
“But massive congratulations to Corky. We’re delighted for him.
“He was buzzing when he found out, so we’re all really happy for him. Hopefully he can get a game and do really well.”
Mee was in the spotlight himself on Tuesday when he was a guest on iconic BBC sports quiz ‘A Question of Sport.’
The episode is likely to be shown early in 2018 but the Clarets Player HD cameras were there for a special behind-the-scenes shoot, which will be available to view by subscribers shortly.