Date: 20th March 2017 at 8:41am
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Ben Mee has once again praised the support of the fans following Burnley’s point at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland on Saturday.

With Burnley still waiting for their first away win of the 2016/17 campaign in the Premier League, the scoreless draw at Sunderland did return another valuable point, but Mee knew that with our first half performance in particular, it really should’ve been victory.

Speaking to the Official Site in is own post game press conference, Mee explained that Burnley simply had to take the positives of two points from four successive away ties and our first clean sheet in seven matches.

‘It’s not negative. That’s the way it is and that’s the way we’ve got to look at it. That’s the aim for the season – to stay in this league. It’s an important point and we have got a few big games to come now back at Turf. We are in a good position going into the final games and we want to push on and get as many points we can.’

With the run of away games recently, Mee knows it will be nice to get back to home comforts once again – but he was certainly full of praise for the away day travellers.

‘It will be nice to get back playing in front of the home fans, but fair play to the away fans. They’ve been fantastic for us. After every game they are there clapping us and we notice that. It’s been fantastic to see that after the game and all credit to them for still following us and supporting us.’

Returning to talk about the game itself, Mee knew it had been a good defensive display on the day when Sunderland had their moments in attack, but there was a sense of disappointment that our own periods in charge didn’t see us take the lead, especially chances falling to George Boyd and Ashley Barnes in the first period.

‘We were pleased with the first half and disappointed with the second. They had a few chances in the second half to score and we had a few in the first half and maybe one or two in the second. It was a close game and probably a fair result in the end. We would like to win away from home to stop people talking about the away form, which actually hasn’t been too bad performance-wise. We have just struggled to get those wins and today was another one.’

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