Ben Mee: Former Burnley skipper joins Brentford on a free transfer

Ben Mee, 32, joins Brentford after his contract with Burnley expired this summer. Mee spent 11 years at Turf Moor with the Championship team; he is the club’s fourth significant summer addition.

Ben Mee, whose contract as the former captain of Burnley expired this summer, has been signed by Brentford as a free agent.

Following an 11-year stint at Burnley, who were demoted to the Championship last season, the 32-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the west London club.

Mee joined Burnley permanently from Manchester City in January 2012 and made 376 appearances for the team. He first arrived on loan at Turf Moor in July 2011.

Mee injured his leg as Burnley lost to Leicester in March, and he missed the final 13 games of the previous campaign. But when Mike Jackson took over as interim manager after Sean Dyche was fired in April, he was in charge of the dressing room. Sadly, a change of management couldn’t stop the Clarets from being demoted. However, Mee will continue to play in the Premier League after the Bees made the move to recruit the defender. With his experience, leadership, and talent, Mee is a fantastic addition to Thomas Frank’s team.

The Caribbean Carnival, which was scheduled to take place in Leicester’s city centre on that Saturday, forced Brendan Rodgers’ team to postpone the Bees’ visit by 23 hours. The Bees were scheduled to play the Packers on August 6 at 3 p.m.

Then, a week later on August 13, live on Sky Sports, Thomas Frank’s Bees take on Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United at the Brentford Community Stadium before taking on rival Fulham in the first West London derby of the year at Craven Cottage on August 20. The rematch will take place on Saturday, March 4.

At the beginning of a hectic month of October, Brentford welcomes freshly promoted AFC Bournemouth to the capital. On October 18, they will also play Chelsea, whom they routed 4-1 at Stamford Bridge last season.

They take on Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on November 5 before travelling to the Etihad Stadium to play Manchester City in the final matchup before the 2022 World Cup.

On Boxing Day, Frank’s team plays Tottenham at home before returning to action on New Year’s Eve to travel to face West Ham. They play current champions Manchester City at home in their final contest of the year.

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