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Mee: It's Good To Talk

Clarets skipper says meeting room sessions have played their part

2 November 2018

Ben Mee says the Clarets have been working hard on and off the pitch in a bid to get back to their best.

Burnley go to West Ham on Saturday looking to bounce back from heavy defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea.

While losses against two of the Premier League title favourites won’t define the Clarets’ season, boss Sean Dyche will be looking for a response at the London Stadium where his side enjoyed a memorable 3-0 win last season.

Victory at West Ham in March formed part of a five-match winning run

And Mee explained that talking through past performances in team meetings have played a key part of the preparation.

The acting skipper said: “We have done a lot of work on the training ground and in the meeting room this week to try and get back to how we play and learn from the last couple of games.

“We all know how we want to play and it’s just expressing that and getting it out in the open about various things that have maybe been happening on the pitch that we aren’t usually suspect to.

“We have tried to iron things out and hopefully we can prove that we have done that well over the next couple of weeks.”

Ben Mee took a break from the build-up to help launch the new Burnley Community Kitchen

After the demanding double-header against City and Chelsea, the Clarets launch a run of four successive games against sides currently in the bottom half of the table when they go to the Hammers – who are currently level on points with Sean Dyche’s men in 13th-place in the table.

And Mee is looking to boost Burnley’s points’ tally with games to follow against Leicester City, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace wrapped around the next international break.

The defender added: “We want to get something out of them and you want to beat the teams that are in and around you.

“We have a couple of big games coming up leading into the international break and leading up to Christmas and we’re looking forward to them.

“There are some good games for us and it’s an important period.  I’m sure it’s an important period for everyone.”

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