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Long-serving defender delivers further boost by signing new deal

8 August 2018

Long-serving defender Ben Mee has delivered the Clarets another major boost ahead of the new Premier League campaign by signing a new contract to extend his stay at Turf Moor.

Mee – a mainstay of the Burnley set-up since joining the club in 2011 – has agreed a new three-year deal with the option of a further 12 months.

The 28-year-old still had a year to run in his existing contract but is now committed to at least June, 2021.

He follows defensive team-mate Matt Lowton in agreeing new terms ahead of the start of the season and follows on from new contracts signed by six members of Sean Dyche’s squad last season.

Mee, who joined the Clarets initially on loan from Manchester City before making his move permanent in January, 2012, has made 248 appearances for Burnley.

Having played at left-back in his early Burnley days, the former England under-21 international has since developed into a top-class central defender.

Mee – the club’s second longest serving player after Kevin Long – captained the Clarets for most of last season following the injury suffered by club captain Tom Heaton.

And on the pitch, he played a key role in Burnley’s seventh-place finish in the Premier League to earn their slot in the Europa League.

Mee’s signature follows the capture of Ben Gibson, Joe Hart and Matej Vydra ahead of the transfer deadline.

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