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Mee: We're Still In Good Shape

Clarets' captain not worried by tough run as form holds up

31 January 2018

Ben Mee believes recent results don’t tell the full story and is backing the Clarets to battle their way out of a barren run.

Burnley head to Newcastle United tonight looking for a first win in nine games and on the back of four successive defeats in league and cup since the turn of the year.

But Mee insists that record is not keeping with how Sean Dyche’s side has played for the majority of the winless run, which has included five games against clubs currently in the Premier League’s top five places.

“We have gone through a tough period,” said the Clarets’ acting captain.

“We’ve played a lot of big teams. At home we’ve had three or four of the top six and we have another one at the weekend.

“We’ve also had a few tough away games, but we’re not seeing this run as a bad thing.

“We have played some good games and had some decent performances within that.

“People on the outside will make a big thing about us not winning in six, or whatever it is, but we’re not too worried and we’ve set ourselves in a good position to go and attack these next games.

“There are some good fixtures coming up where I’m sure we’ll be able to pick up points and get back to winning ways.”

Wednesday night’s trip to face a Newcastle side scrapping for their lives just above the drop-zone is followed by the visit of champions-elect Manchester City on Saturday.

But Mee sees room for optimism in the way the Clarets have continued to be competitive, with the recent away record showing only one defeat in four away games to help Burnley stay eighth in the table.

The defender told Clarets Player HD: “People will bark on about it and go on about it outside the club, but we know what we’ve been doing here and we know the performances we’ve been putting in.

“We don’t really listen to all of that going on. People try and knock us down a little bit. But we know where we’re at and we know how well we’re playing at the minute in games.

“We’ve been unlucky not to have won a couple. At Old Trafford we would have liked to have held out for a win and at Huddersfield we should have had three points there.

“But we’re not getting too down about it and we’re looking forward to the next couple of games.

“Another win will kick us on again and we’ll look forward and look up the table.”

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