Mee relishing Foxes test

Burnley defender says former club still hold a place in his heart

Ben Mee: On-loan Burnley defender is looking forward to facing former club Leicester on Tuesday

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Burnley's on-loan defender Ben Mee is relishing the chance to face former club Leicester City on Tuesday night

The Manchester City youngster made 15 appearances for the Foxes during a five-month spell at the King Power Stadium in the second half of last season.

The 22-year-old is currently enjoying a season-long stint with Burnley and he has revealed he will always have the utmost respect for Championship rivals Leicester.

"I speak to a couple of the lads still from there, but there has also been a lot of changes since I left the club," Mee told skysports.com.

"Obviously, they haven't had the best of times this season, but I'm sure that they will turn that around and it will be another tough test for us.

"It will be nice to go back there and play in front of their fans again in the return fixture because they were great with me last season.

"They gave me my first real taste of regular first-team football, so they will always have a place in my heart for that, but that will be put to one side for 90 minutes this week."

Team spirit

The Clarets are just a point behind Leicester in 15th, but have secured back-to-back wins in the league following a sluggish start to the campaign.

The England Under 21 international insists that it was always a matter of when rather than if Eddie Howe's side got their season back on track.

He added: "There are a lot of good players here that are capable of scoring a lot of goals, so I never thought that we couldn't get things back on track and have a good season.

"The team spirit was always very good and it was a case of once the side gelled that things would start going our way."