Burnley captain Ben Mee to step up his return from injury
Sean Dyche revealed after the 1-0 defeat at home to Spurs on Monday night that Mee will play some part of a behind-closed-doors game at the Barnfield Training Centre, after being out since the end of June with a thigh problem, having suffered a number of setbacks.
Mee missed the last six games of last season, having previously been ever-present, and he has sat out the first five Premier League games this term.
And while Kevin Long impressed against Spurs, Mee's return will be a huge boost, with his central defensive partnership with James Tarkowski one of the cornerstones of the side.
Dyche said: "He'll be back, we've managed to get a bounce game for him tomorrow (Tuesday), which he'll play some part in.
"Probably not all, but he's training with the group now, so that's good.
"It has been a long injury, 16, 17 weeks with a few slip ups within that, so we have to be careful.
"We want people back fit and staying fit, without breaking them."