Burnley captain Ben Mee ruled out of Manchester City game after positive coronavirus test

Burnley captain Ben Mee has examined constructive for coronavirus and can miss Saturday’s Premier League conflict with Manchester Metropolis.

Clarets boss Sean Dyche stated the 32-year-old defender was “tremendous” and it was an remoted case, however it’s not clear when Mee shall be accessible once more.

Dyche declined to disclose what share of his squad are vaccinated and he’ll proceed to depart that call as much as particular person gamers.

He stated: “Everybody’s at liberty to resolve what they want to resolve. I am double vaccinated, all of my workers so far as I do know are.

“I’ve obtained my youngsters double vaccinated, my household double vaccinated. I would advocate it however that is a private alternative. I am unable to pressure something on anybody else.”

Mee’s absence is more likely to imply one other probability for summer time signing Nathan Collins, who stepped in for the final sport in opposition to Norwich two weeks in the past after the skipper picked up a knock.

Collins joined the Clarets from Stoke in June and has to this point made three appearances, two of which got here within the Carabao Cup.

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A Premier League date with Metropolis is definitely a step up however Dyche has been impressed with the 20-year-old’s improvement to this point, saying: “Nathan performed the final sport and we thought he did a very good job. That is what we introduced him right here to do.

“His method across the coaching floor, his professionalism, the best way he goes about it, is superb. He is definitely moulding himself into what’s wanted to be a participant within the Premier League.

“Enjoying can solely improve that. He is made an honest begin within the cup sport, he performed effectively in opposition to Norwich, though I believed Tarky (James Tarkowski) was excellent in opposition to Norwich and I am nonetheless rubbing my head to know why he isn’t across the England set-up at the least.

“He (Collins) is delivering in coaching and I feel he is obtained an actual intent to be taught and to enhance, and I’ve loved that. If he performs on Saturday, everyone knows it’s extremely robust enjoying in opposition to Man Metropolis however that is the way you be taught, the way you enhance, enjoying in opposition to the easiest.”

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