BURNLEY defender Ben Mee wants to make his own special Selhurst Park memories when the Clarets return to Premier League action at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Last season’s corresponding fixture saw Burnley break their away duck for the campaign with a memorable 2-0 success.

But Mee was not part of that matchday squad with the Turf skipper out injured and he is determined to enjoy his own capital gain this time around.

“I wasn’t involved in it unfortunately,” said the centre back of last season’s win. “It was fantastic for the lads to get that win down there last season and they’ll have good memories of it.

“I definitely have good memories of watching it. I was a nervous wreck but it was brilliant.

“It was fantastic that we managed to get that win at that stage and it lifted all the pressure off the lads. I’m sure they’ll have fond memories and we’ll go back there looking to work hard again.

“It was good to get that first win after going so close on so many occasions.

“Getting that win was massive for us and gave us a little bit of a cushion. It was brilliant.

“We’ll go there, work hard and try to get three points.”

Fast forward eight months and the Clarets head to south London looking to consolidate seventh place in the table, rather than steer clear of the bottom three as was the case in April.

And Mee said the Burnley squad was looking forward to a run of away fixtures against sides in the bottom half of the table with trips to Newcastle, Swansea, West Ham and West Brom following the weekend clash in the capital.

“We want to carry it on and keep doing well and keep playing well away from home,” Mee added.

“We’re looking forward to the games coming up and we’ll look to build on what we’ve achieved so far in the first half of the season.”

The Clarets bowed out of the FA Cup last time out with a 4-1 reverse at Manchester City.

But having picked up results against the other four members of the top five so far this season, Mee is confident that Burnley are slowly closing the gap to the top flight’s leading lights.

“Whether we’re getting closer or not is difficult to say,” he added. “But we’re a team that’s growing and we’re performing really well at a high level at the moment. We’re definitely growing as a club and a team.

“I thought we performed really well (at City) and showed everybody that we can mix it. I think we’ve shown that throughout the season to be fair. “We’ve got a big half of the season to come and we’ll see what happens.”

And the 28-year-old believes it is exciting times for the Clarets despite a run of no wins in six games.

“The stats might say no wins in six, but we’ve got three draws out of that and it’s not all doom and gloom.

“It’s going to be exciting times

“We are looking forward. We’ve got some good games coming up and ones we feel we can win.”