No nerves for the Clarets in run-in

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There are no nerves in the Burnley dressing room as they look to seal a place in the Premier League, according to defender Ben Mee.

The Clarets could have earned promotion on Saturday by beating Middlesbrough and hoping Derby failed to take maximum points at home to Huddersfield.

But Boro spoiled the party with a 1-0 win, and, in any case, the Rams won 3-1.

But Mee, man-of-the-match against Middlesbrough after an assured display, said: “I think everyone’s really calm to be honest.

“Because we’ve kept on such a level all season, we’re just carrying on.

“We are actually really calm and not even thinking about it at the minute.

“You’d be surprised how relaxed everyone is.

“It showed out there. We played really well but we just couldn’t score.

“It wasn’t a nervy performance by any means.

“We went out there and we wanted to win.”

Asked if there were any extra butterflies beforehand, the former Manchester City man added: “Not at all. It was the same as it has been all season.

“We know what we’re doing on the pitch, we know the lads are going to put on a good performance so there are no nerves there.

“I think that showed with the way we came out of the teams and played really well.”

Burnley move on to Blackpool on Friday with the same scenario - if they win at Bloomfield Road and, a couple of hours later, Derby fail to win at Doncaster, the Clarets will be home and dry.

Mee looks forward to another chance to get over the line: “It is (about finishing the job).

“Again, we’ll concentrate on ourselves.

“It’s another game and a derby, so it will be a big game.

“It will be a tough game, they’re fighting down there and we’re looking to win the game.”

The 24-year-old felt Burnley did more than enough to beat Middlesbrough: “The keeper’s had a real worldy of a game, he probably won’t have a better one all season.

“We had a lot of chances but just couldn’t quite get there.

“But we’re pleased with our performance, we’re not too disappointed about that.

“There are a lot of positives still in the defeat.”