Menu-close attritube in ionic makes back button disappears

i’m working on an ionic project and i’m using both the sidemenu and tabs template, what i’ve realized is when i click on any link in the sidemenu and it navigates, the back button is not shown, when i take out the menu-close from my script it navigates and the back button shows without close the sidemenu. can i find a way out of how to make the back button show while the sidemenu closes

    <ion-side-menus enable-menu-with-back-views="true">
        <ion-nav-bar class="bar-assertive" align-title="center">
          <ion-nav-buttons side="right">
            <button class="button button-icon button-clear ion-navicon" menu-toggle="right">
         <img src="img/logo_white.png" width="60" height="30" style="position:relative; top:7px" />
    <ion-tabs class="tabs-icon-top tabs-color-active-assertive tabs-stable">
      <!-- Dashboard Tab -->
      <ion-tab title="Home" icon="ion-android-home"  href="#/tab/home">
        <ion-nav-view name="tab-home"></ion-nav-view>
      <!-- Chats Tab -->
      <ion-tab title="News" icon="ion-ios-paper"  href="#/tab/news">
        <ion-nav-view name="tab-news"></ion-nav-view>
      <!-- Account Tab -->
      <ion-tab title="Livescore" icon="ion-ios-football"  href="#/tab/livescore">
        <ion-nav-view name="tab-livescore"></ion-nav-view>
        <!-- Account Tab -->
      <ion-tab title="Highlights" icon="ion-play"  href="#/tab/highlights">
        <ion-nav-view name="tab-highlights"></ion-nav-view>
       <!-- Side Menu (right) -->
      <ion-side-menu side="right">
        <ion-header-bar class="bar-assertive">
          <h1 class="title">APP</h1>
             <ion-item menu-close href="#/tab/home">
              <i class="ion-home"></i> Home
           <ion-item menu-close href="#/tab/myteams">
              <i class="ion-android-star"></i> My Teams 


I was running into exactly the same thing today. I know this topic is over a year old, but hopefully anyone else who runs across it will benefit.

The menu-close directive clears the page history stack. Try the menu-toggle directive instead. See more here.