Mee issues fitness update ahead of crunch Burnley Premier League week

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Mee issues fitness update ahead of crunch Burnley Premier League week


Burnley skipper Ben Mee says his return to fitness is progressing well but the centre back is not expected to feature against Man City on Saturday.

The Clarets captain injured his knee in the defeat to Leicester City earlier this month and has missed the last two games. It is not a serious injury but Sean Dyche said after the defeat to Brentford last time out that he didn’t expect the 32-year-old to recover in time for the visit of City while he remains a doubt for the midweek game with Everton.

Mee, sharing an update on social media, said he hopes to return to the fold as soon as possible, writing: “A good session today – rehab going well. Doing everything to get back fit as soon as I can.”

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The Clarets will be without the suspended Nathan Collins for the game against City with the Irishman serving a one game ban following his red card at Brentford. Kevin Long is in line to partner James Tarkowski in defence with the Irishman set to make his first appearance of the season.

Burnley remain without Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Erik Pieters but Matej Vydra has returned to training and could come into contention. Sean Dyche will provide a full injury update in his press conference this afternoon.

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