Burnley defender Ben Mee reveals England ambition


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Burnley defender Ben Mee is hoping to follow in the footsteps of team-mates Tom Heaton and Michael Keane by earning a call-up to the England squad.

Burnley duo Heaton and Keane were both handed places in the most recent England squad under interim boss Gareth Southgate.

The goalkeeper came on the second half in the friendly against Spain on Tuesday, conceding two goals in the 2-2 draw at Wembley, while Keane was an unused substitute for the clash with La Roja and the 2018 World Cup qualifying win over Scotland.

The 27-year-old has started every Premier League game for the Clarets this season and he played a key role in helping the club earn promotion to the top-flight last term.

The Manchester City academy product has proven his versatility for the Turf Moor outfit, who are priced at 2.38 to be relegated, playing on the left-side of defence and at centre-back.

Mee is hopeful that his performances for the Lancashire club don’t go unnoticed as he looks to force his way into the picture with the Three Lions.

“I just want to keep performing and playing well. What will be will be,” Mee said. “If someone takes notice then happy days but I just want to play well for the team. That’s what matters for me at the minute.

“I’ve always wanted to do that (play for England). It’s always been an ambition of mine. If someone takes notice of me then great but if not I’ll keep playing well for the team.

“I’ll just concentrate on doing well for the club and if we can keep getting wins it’d be nice.”

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