Chuks Aneke wants a more ruthless MK Dons side and believes adding that edge will see them climb up the Sky Bet League One table.
Aneke & Co dominated the first 45 minutes against Walsall in midweek and deservedly led at half-time through the striker’s 23rd-minute header.
However, after failing to add to their score, the Dons allowed their opponents to remain in the contest and eventually the Saddlers tied things up from the penalty spot, earning them a share of the spoils.
“The lesson to learn is that we’ve got to kill off games when we’re up and doing well,” Aneke told iFollow MK Dons after the 1-1 draw at Stadium MK.
“The first-half performance was good but as a team we need to be more ruthless. When we’re having good spells we’ve got to kill off the opposition – we didn’t do that and we allowed them to get back in the game.”
Aneke’s goal on Tuesday evening was his first for the Club since January and it came in his first league start for over seven months – a real milestone for the forward, who is getting closer to full fitness after a serious hamstring injury.
“I was delighted to get my first 90 minutes since coming back because I’ve been working up to that. I was really tiring in the second half but I got through it and that should hold me in good stead.
“I’m delighted with the goal too – scoring goals is what I'm here for and it's a great feeling when you do score.
“I feel like I’ve had a few chances in previous games where I should have done better but I’m just delighted to get that first one and get a bit of confidence – hopefully I’ll take another one if I play on Saturday.”
Should Aneke find the net again this weekend, he’ll be hoping it leads to three points for his side as they aim to close the gap on the play-off places by securing their first victory in four games.
“The last three games have been frustrating but we're good enough to (climb the table),” he said, looking ahead to Saturday’s visit of Oldham Athletic.
“We need to rally and go again on Saturday. We’ll look to go into that game with a positive attitude, going for the win!”