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Mee desperate for Dyche to stay

Published 01/05/2015

Ben Mee, centre, hopes to be playing under Sean Dyche, right, at Burnley again next season
Ben Mee, centre, hopes to be playing under Sean Dyche, right, at Burnley again next season

Ben Mee is desperate for manager Sean Dyche to stay at Burnley this summer.

Despite spending just £4.5million since promotion, Burnley still have a fighting chance of staying in the Barclays Premier League.

Dyche's achievements have not gone unnoticed. He has been linked with a number of positions, but Mee hopes the 43-year-old remains at the club - irrespective of where they finish the season.

"He has brought a lot of lads' games on in his time here so obviously we definitely want to keep hold of him," the Burnley defender said of Dyche, who has been at Turf Moor since 2012.

"He has not just taken the selfish route, and bought loads of players. He's worked with the people upstairs and done really well.

"It's been a good couple of years for the club to expand."

The Clarets are five points from safety with four matches to go - the first of which is at West Ham on Saturday.

After a strong start to the season, the Hammers are guaranteed to stay up and Mee hopes that can play into Burnley's hands at Upton Park.

"West Ham have had an up-and-down season," Mee said.

"They started off really well, now they are flying round mid-table so we will look to go there and hopefully take advantage of them switching off until the end of the season."

West Ham have won just one of their last 13 matches, but Burnley have hardly been on a sparkling run of form themselves.

Dyche's men have failed to win their last five matches and their goal drought stretches back to their last victory at Manchester City on March 14.

But Mee is convinced Burnley can get the requisite points to stay up from their remaining matches against West Ham, Hull, Stoke and Aston Villa.

"It will be a massive challenge for us but we are looking forward to it - we still have that belief," Mee said.

"The games coming up are massively winnable and we will look to do that, definitely."

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