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Mee - We Need Some Confidence

Skipper insists players won't duck the challenge of reviving Clarets' fortunes

1 December 2018

Captain Ben Mee is backing the character in the Clarets’ dressing room to drag Burnley out of Premier League danger.

Sean Dyche’s side slipped to 19th in the table thanks to a 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.

The Clarets are now winless in seven games ahead of the mid-week visit of high-flying Liverpool.

Mee admits confidence has taken a knock but insists no-one will duck the challenge of trying to spark an upturn in fortunes.

“There’s a good group of lads in there and we need to get together and sort it out and play with a bit more belief and confidence,” said the acting skipper.

“It’s a difficult situation be in at the minute, but the lads need to rise to the challenge and get ourselves out of it and have that belief and confidence to move forward.

“We’ve got to back ourselves and get that confidence in how we play and what we’re about. We’ve been in fights before and we’ll be in fights again.

“We need to roll our sleeves up now and be ready for it. No-one is going to throw in the towel. There’s a long way to go and a nice win on Wednesday will put it right.”

The Clarets will have to perform better than they did at Selhurst Park if they are to upset the Reds’ title challenge and earn just a third victory of the campaign.

Burnley were out-played by a Palace side winning at home for the first time this season as James McArthur and Andros Townsend scored their first goals from open play at Selhurst Park.

And Mee knows there’s room for improvement in all areas after a fifth defeat in six games.

“It was tough to take. We came here with a positive mindset and we didn’t really get going at all. We’re really disappointed,” added the defender.

“We didn’t pass the ball well and get out. They played well and created plenty of chances. They play with a lot of energy and they made it difficult for us.

“We didn’t create anything until the last five or 10 minutes and we need to do better with that and pull ourselves out of this.

“We lacked a bit of belief and confidence and it showed out there.

“It’s not going for us at the moment, but we will keep going and keep working hard.”

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