BEN Mee is hoping he can be continue to play a big part in the 'massive' growth at Burnley after committing his future to the club.

The centre back ended months of speculation over his future by penning a new three-year deal this week, with the option of a further 12 months.

Mee was in the final year of his existing contract and talks had been ongoing for several months, but he finally signed on the dotted line on Tuesday night.

The 28-year-old has made 248 appearances for the Clarets and has been a key member of the club's journey under the guidance of Sean Dyche, which reaches a new peak this week with the Europa League third qualifying round tie in Turkey against Istanbul Basaksehir.

Mee will lead Burnley out in Istanbul in the absence of Tom Heaton and he spoke to the media at the Fatih Terim Stadium on Wednesday night.

"It was really pleasing. I was delighted to put my name down for another three years and maybe another after that," the former Manchester City youngster said of his new deal.

"I’ve been a big part of this club over the last five years, I’d like think, and I want to carry that on."

Although Mee was into the final year of his contract, he insists he always wanted to stay at Turf Moor.

"I spoke to the gaffer last season and told him I wanted to stay with the club," he said.

"I enjoy my football here, playing week in week out and playing well on most occasions. It’s nice to get it off my back now and focus on the season.

"It’s exciting what is going on with the club and this is a big part of it, the club is moving forward and growing massively. The changes have been brilliant and hopefully we can carry on and keep progressing."

Mee was part of the side that beat Aberdeen in a Battle of Britain second qualifying round tie to set up this clash with the side who finished third in Turkey's Super Lig last season, with the trip abroad having a different feel about it.

"We’re on the continent and it was a British tie in the last round," Mee added.

"It had that British feel to it, this is different with the overseas feel but it’s interesting and it’s exciting to be involved in."