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Mee: We're Really Up For The Challenge

Ever-present defender determined to keep run going

16 January 2019

Ben Mee wants to keep making it a happy new year after helping the Clarets’ stick to their resolutions.

Burnley went into 2019 in the Premier League’s relegation places – despite signing off the old year with a much-needed win over West Ham.

Since then they have added two further league victories to move three points clear of the bottom three.

And Mee insists maintaining the momentum is more important than studying the league table.

“We have been talking about it and we want to move on and move forward and carry on this form,” said the defender.

“I think the group has really come together in the last few weeks and we’ve got our eye back in and looked really strong.

“We are really up for the challenge we’ve got, and this year has started really well for us.

“The wins have really given is a big boost and a big belief in how we go about things.

“We are looking at that mainly, rather than the league table. We want to carry this form on and keep it going.”

The Clarets go to Watford on Saturday to face another of the division’s form teams, with the Hornets tasting defeat just once in six games to climb up to seventh place.

But Sean Dyche’s men will head to Vicarage Road on the back of their best run of the season after bouncing back from a 5-1 Boxing Day loss to Everton by delivering on their target of crucial wins over the Hammers and the relegation-threatened pair of Huddersfield Town and Fulham.

“I think the confidence is coming back to us. Certainly, the results have been coming,” added Mee, who has been an ever-present in the Premier League so far.

“We had a couple of decent performances against Spurs and Arsenal and went close with them.

“We had a blip against Everton, which was really disappointing, but we’ve come back really well and got three really big results which have put us in a great position.

“That was a really poor performance from us (against Everton) and unexpected from a group like us to really fold like that.

“It’s not happened many times under the gaffer.

“We were really up for the games coming up against teams in and around us which we knew were really important.

“That was laid down and the target was set to go and win those games and we did it, which was really pleasing.”


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