MK Dons boss Mark Jackson has challenged his side to be more ruthless in the final third ahead of their trip to Wanderers.

The Dons currently sit 20th in the League One table – one point above the relegation zone after a difficult first half of the campaign.

They were held to a 1-1 draw against Oxford at the weekend, with Lewis Bate cancelling out Sullay Kaikai’s opener.

Former Leeds coach Jackson took charge at Stadium MK back in December following Liam Manning’s departure.

The 45-year-old felt they did enough to take all three points against Oxford but was left ruing missed chances.

Jackson told the club’s YouTube channel: “It is frustrating but like I always say, there are lots of positives to take from that.

“It keeps our run going and it gives us belief to go into the next game against Bolton, which is a game we are looking forward to.

He added: “We felt we had, particularly in the first half, created a lot of chances which we wanted to capitalise on, and we didn’t. We had good periods of pressure in that first half as well, our players executed the game plan.

“I just thought in those moments where we got a bit tired, we didn’t regroup how we should have done to get our second wind and then be able to go again.

“It kept Oxford in the game and it gave them maybe a bit of belief that they could get back into it in the second half.

“Towards the end they put us under a lot of pressure, but one thing I will say is the boys stood strong under that pressure.”

Jackson’s side have won their last two away matches in the league, overcoming Forest Green and Bristol Rovers on the road.

Wanderers ran out 2-0 winners when the sides met at Stadium MK back in September, with Dion Charles and Gethin Jones both getting on the scoresheet that day.

The points were shared when the sides last met at the University of Bolton Stadium following a thrilling 3-3 draw. Alex Baptiste scored a dramatic late equaliser, with Josh Sheehan and Amadou Bakayoko also on target for the Whites.