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Off-side Doesn't Stop Mee Looking On The Bright Side

Clarets defender pleased with performance as another point put on the board

19 January 2019

Ben Mee is confident the Clarets are heading firmly in the right direction – despite a painful sting in the tail against the Hornets.

Mee and his defensive colleagues helped lay the foundations for what would have been another big win at in-form Watford.

But Sean Dyche’s men were denied a fourth successive Premier League success as Chris Wood’s injury-time strike was disallowed for off-side.

The Clarets’ leading scorer was shown to be on-side when he tucked away a rebound after goalkeeper Ben Foster couldn't hold a Dwight McNeil strike but Burnley were forced to take just a single point from an eventful 0-0 draw at Vicarage Road.

“Woody was on-side when Dwight shot. Sometimes you get them, sometimes you don’t. But we were pleased with the performance,” said Mee.

“The front two were fantastic. We created chances and maybe we could have been a bit more clinical, you could argue, but the boys up top did really well.

“I think we are moving really well in the right direction, keeping picking up points and keeping moving up the table.

“It’s positive. We are five unbeaten now and we want to carry that on.

“We’ve got some big games coming up and there’s a lot of confidence around the place.

“There’s a good feeling and it’s been really good last couple of weeks.”

A third away win of the season would have lifted the Clarets up to 14th place in the table.

Instead, Clarets remain just three points above the bottom three.

But, crucially, they are not playing like a relegation-threatened side after extending an unbeaten run which stretches back to Boxing Day ahead of successive away games against the Manchester heavyweights.

“It was nice to be solid. It’s a difficult place to come and we kept a good clean sheet and defended really well,” Mee told Clarets Player HD.

“The hard work is there and the desire to go and play for this club and play for each other and the fans is always there and will always be there.

“It’s showing, all the hard work we are putting in, and it’s good to see.

“That (goal) gets given on-side and we’re flying. But it’s a pleasing point and a clean sheet and we move forward to next weekend against City in the Cup and then we have a big game against United.”

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