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Mee: 'Thanks For Coming'

New dad Ben Mee praises fans as Clarets march on

2 April 2018

Ben Mee hailed the Clarets’ travelling support as they celebrated a first win at West Bromwich Albion in almost half a century.

A sell-out away following of 2,700 Burnley fans saw Burnley win 2-1 at the Hawthorns to prompt the departure of Baggies boss Alan Pardew.

A record eighth straight Premier League loss left West Brom marooned at the bottom of the table.

But after three wins on the bounce the Clarets are flying high – and the fans are clearly enjoying the ride.

“It’s been a little while since we played and it was good to come back and get a win,” said Mee, who gave another faultless performance alongside England new boy James Tarkowski in the middle of the Clarets’ defence.

“We’re looking forward to what’s to come. The travelling support was brilliant and I’m sure they are going to enjoy the next couple of games.

“It was fantastic and it was nice for them to be able to enjoy it. It got a little bit nervy with them scoring at the end, but I hope they had faith in us holding out, which we do often.

“We enjoy the support and long may it continue. It’s going to be an exciting last seven games and see where we go.”

Ashley Barnes’ spectacular opener and Chris Wood’s fourth goal in three games after the break set Sean Dyche’s men on their way to a sixth away win of the season.

The three points also kept Burnley seventh in the table as the West Brom voodoo was buried.

Burnley hadn’t won at the Hawthorns since 1969 and lost 4-0 on each of the last two visits.

An unwanted hat-trick was never on the cards as the Clarets stamped their class on the afternoon to complete a memorable week for Mee.

The skipper and his wife became parents for the first time four days before the game, with Mee able to enjoy a first full day as a dad to his new-born son before reporting back to training last Thursday.

“It was brilliant news,” he told Clarets Player. “It’s going to be all change for me. I’m delighted and really looking forward to what’s to come.

“All the lads congratulated me and it’s nice to have that feeling to go back and see them (the family).

“The last two times I’ve been here it’s not been a happy ending, so it was nice to get a win.”


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