Leeds boss Steve Evans makes a joke about Burnley defender

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Burnley and Leeds United will face each other in the Championship on Saturday.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has jokingly told The Yorkshire Evening Post that he hopes that his son tells Burnley defender Ben Mee not to play well against his side this weekend.

The West Yorkshire outfit will take on Burnley away from home at Turf Moor in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

“He’s (Burnley manager Sean Dyche) got people out there like the boy (Tom) Heaton who is an exceptional player, the front two are exceptional and Joey Barton should get player of the year in the Championship, for me. I think he has just been simply stunning,” the Leeds head coach told The Yorkshire Evening Post.

“And he’s got my boy’s best friend Ben Mee playing at centre-back so I hope my boy can give him some tips on how not to defend because he has been defending very well.”

Mee has been on the books of Burnley since 2012 and is an important player for the Clarets.

The former Manchester City prospect has scored two goals and created 19 chances in 39 Championship appearances for Burnley so far this season.

The defender has a pass accuracy of 65% and a shot accuracy of 33%, and has won 149 headers, seven dribbles and 43 tackles.

Burnley are at the top of the Championship table at the moment with 77 points from 40 matches.

Sean Dyche’s side are a point clear of Middlesbrough, who are currently second in the standings and have a game in hand.

Meanwhile, Leeds are 15th in the Championship table at the moment with 48 points from 39 matches.

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