BURNLEY defender Ben Mee thinks the eight point gap his side currently have is a 'good cushion' to have as they prepare for the visit of Cardiff City on Saturday.

The Clarets have won their last two matches, which has lifted them up to 14th in the Premier League.

Mee insists it took a bit of time for his side to get going this season, but his side have turned a corner since the Boxing Day defeat to Everton.

"It's a good cushion to have. We're going in to a big game at the weekend full of confidence on the back of two wins, coming to a place like this and beating a team like Wolves," said Mee.

"That's only going to give us confidence and belief so we want to go in to the game on Saturday and get another three points which would be massive.

"It took us a bit of time to get going then after Boxing Day we went on a really good run.

"We came off it a little bit with a couple of poor performances, but we've shown how we can play and how we can cause teams problems."

The way Sean Dyche sets his side up comes in for criticism, but this is something Mee is sure doesn't trouble the boss.

"I'm sure he's not too concerned with that. We finished seventh in the Premier League last year and we got a lot of credit," added Mee.

"We might not get a lot of credit for how we play but we cause teams problems, we defend well, counter attack well and the two boys up top work really hard for each other.

"The whole team works hard for each other and we deserve credit for that."

The centre half believes the Premier League the squad has picked up has been key to the runs they have put together in vital moments in the season.

"We've been there before. We've been on runs where we haven't won so many, but we just carry on. That mentality is always there," he said.

"We might lose a few games, but the right mentality is always there and that is what's strong about our squad. That Premier League experience helps.

"It would be massive. It was a big game for us next, regardless of what the result was today.

"We're going in to it with that cushion, that confidence and belief. We'll go and take the game to them."

Mee highlighted how the club is run differently to others, and how working in their means works for them.

"Hopefully we can get it done. We're run differently to other clubs, we're not a massive club but it's run well, we work within our means," said Mee.

"The chairman came out and said that we could have spent more money and run up a bit of debt but that's not the way the club does things.

"The gaffer is doing a good job with what we've got, we've got some good players, we all work hard for each other, it's a good unit and that's what we build from."