Sunday, 31 July 2011

Life is tough for youngsters at Manchester City - Mee

Ben Mee
Mee has represented England at U-19, U-20 and U-21 levels
Burnley's on-loan defender Ben Mee says being at Manchester City can be frustrating for younger players.

The England Under-21 international has joined the Clarets on a season-long loan in a bid for first-team football.
The 21-year-old told BBC Radio Lancashire: "It's a frustrating being around the first team but never getting the chance to show what you can do.
"I've got two more year's on my contract at City, but I don't know what's going to happen."
Mee, who became Burnley's first summer signing, added: "I'm going to be 22 by the time this season finishes and I've been at City a long time.
"It's up to them what they plan on doing but I don't think they're going to stop buying players anytime soon."
Mee captained Man City to the FA Youth Cup title in 2008 with a 4-2 aggregate win over Chelsea
Mee is a product of Manchester City's academy but has made just one senior appearance - against West Brom in the Carling Cup in 2010.
But he impressed during a loan spell at Leicester last season, making 15 appearances.
"It's been like that for a couple of years but you've got to take those knocks and come back stronger.
"You've got to try and do your best like I did last year and hopefully will do this year."
Mee has been joined by his Manchester City team-mate Kieran Trippier who has also agreed a 12- month loan move to Turf Moor

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