BEN Mee insists Burnley will not let themselves get too low after their defeat at Sheffield United on Saturday.

The Blades scored three unanswered goals in the opening 45 minutes as they ran out 3-0 winners to inflict a third straight defeat on Sean Dyche’s side.

Mee was part of a defence that was pulled apart by the hosts before the break as Chris Wilder's men continued their fine start to life in the Premier League.

Now all eyes are on bouncing back when West Ham visit Turf Moor in the final game before the international break on Saturday. 

“We’ve got to not get too down, things can happen like this, we can be defeated, and we showed a bit of pride second half but we wanted to go there and win the game, that was our main aim,” said the captain.

“We’ll pick ourselves up, be positive this week and have a good few days’ training ahead of a big game.

“We need to analyse it and make sure it doesn’t happen again.

“The thing with football is though, you can’t get too high or too low, and we’re quite good at that to be fair.

“We won’t get too down on ourselves, we’ve been in worse positions before and we’ll come back stronger.”

Despite the convincing nature of the defeat, boss Dyche pulling no punches about the first half display, Mee was keen to look to the bigger picture on what was a rare off day in recent times, Burnley 14th in the Premier League table 11 games in.

“It happened too many times last season and we don’t want it to happen too many times this season,” he said.

“We’re still in the mix and have been doing alright.

“They’re having a good season, they’re a good side at home with the crowd behind them.

“Credit to them and we’ll come back stronger.”

Making his 300th Burnley appearance at Bramall Lane was little consolation for the skipper with the result ruining what could have been a day of celebration for a key figure during Dyche's seven years in charge.

“It’s a nice milestone and I’m looking to play many more but it’s not on my mind,” Mee said.

“It’s not something I’m thinking about, I’m just frustrated. We’ll pick ourselves up and go next week.”

The Clarets were uncharacteristically dishevelled in the first half before showing signs of improvement after the break.

Mee was at a loss to explain how things had gone so wrong with the visitors badly off the pace from the opening whistle.

“It was very frustrating, disappointing, with too many of us not at it,” the 30-year-old said.

“It was not a good day for us.

“We prepared right and looked at their system.

“You do what you can but it’s on the day that counts. They were the better the team today.

“I guess sometimes it can happen. As I said too many of us were not at the races.”

Showing signs of life in the second half meant things were at least competitive for a spell, but two goals in two minutes before the break from John Lundstram, his second, and John Fleck, had all but ended the game as a contest.

“There was an improvement, we didn’t concede but we didn’t create enough chances,” Mee said of the second period.

“We were a bit too lax before half-time as well.

“We wanted to keep it tight before half-time and go in 1-0 down and then regroup from there. But obviously that didn’t happen."