BURNLEY Football Club has changed dramatically from when Ben Mee first arrived just under a decade ago.

As the Clarets today start their sixth consecutive top flight season, with two top-10 finishes in the last three years, it’s fair to consider them an established Premier League club.

But captain Mee insists the journey is ongoing, individually and collectively.

“We’ve got to a really good point, we want to keep moving and keep going forward and try to improve every year in the Premier League,” said the defender, who signed a new contract in the summer.

“We’ve had a great run with two top 10 finishes in the last three years. It’s fantastic. We’re moving forward as a club and I’m excited to see where it can go.

“The club is progressing, it’s enjoyable and I’m really pleased that I’ve got another year after this one. Facilities wise and reputation wise, it’s growing and growing.”

Mee will miss the start of the 2020/21 campaign as he continues his recovery from a thigh injury sustained when football resumed after lockdown.

But he will be cheering them on against former club Leicester City at the King Power Stadium tonight, and hopes they can get off to a better start than last season, when they registered only four wins in the first three months - albeit making up for it with a strong finish.

“We didn’t have a good start last year and we had to play a little bit of catch up. It would be good to have a good start and build on from there and then we can discuss where we want to go a bit further down the line,” said the 30-year-old, who is hoping to be involved again soon.

“I’m okay. I’m on the grass, doing a bit of running, I’m just hoping that it settles down sooner rather than later.

“I’m going off how I’m feeling really and trying to get back into training as soon as possible. “I’m doing my best and working hard to try and get back involved.”