Ben Mee believes Burnley are on the rise with their unbeaten streak

Burnley defender Ben Mee has said that the Clarets are moving in the right direction after remaining unbeaten in the previous five matches across all competitions. The Clarets have been on an upward trend since beating Huddersfield Town last month and they have accumulated 10 points from a possible 12 in the Premier League.

Speaking after the goalless draw against Watford, Mee was pleased with the performance of the team, although he was disappointed by the fact that Chris Wood’s late strike was wrongly ruled out for offside, he said:“Woody was on-side when Dwight [McNeil] shot. Sometimes you get them, sometimes you don’t. But we were pleased with the performance. 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.

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

Burnley had excelled with the defensive side of their game during the previous campaign and this enabled them to secure their highest-ever Premier League finish (seventh) despite managing just 36 goals from the 38 matches. However, that has not been the case this season with the defence being far from impressive and they have already conceded four goals more than they had allowed during the entirety of the previous campaign.

Nonetheless, the Lancashire outfit have managed to find some positivity with a five-match winning run and this has enabled them create a three-point gap between themselves and the drop zone. Burnley’s undefeated streak should come under great threat on Saturday when they face Manchester City on the road during the FA Cup fourth round tie.

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