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Jackson: Feeling of frustration

Head Coach Mark Jackson reflects on his side's 1-1 draw with Oxford United...

12 February 2023

Mark Jackson was left with a feeling of frustration after his side’s 1-1 draw with Oxford United at Stadium MK.

Jackson’s Dons deservedly led their Sky Bet League One clash with the U’s courtesy of Sullay Kaikai’s first-half strike, but a stunning effort from Lewis Bate saw the visitors from Oxfordshire earn themselves a share of the spoils.

“We're frustrated,” the MK Dons Head Coach said in his post-match press conference. “We felt we created a lot of chances, particularly in the first half which we should have capitalised on and we didn't.

“We played out well, made good decisions and got into dangerous areas, but we just didn't capitalise, and we have to do that. The fact we're creating those chances now is a positive but we've just got to get the goals.

“We executed our game-plan and we had good periods of pressure, but when we got tired, we didn't regroup the way I wanted. We didn’t keep our shape, and it kept Oxford in the game, and it gave them some belief they could get back into it.

“We still created a really good chance at the start of the season half, and if we put that away, it relaxes everyone.

“They then put us under pressure, but we stood strong under that pressure. If we can't win a game, we certainly can't lose it.”

Jackson added: “There is frustration in the dressing room, but we're building a run and a point helps towards that. There are still a lot of positives for us to take.”


Mark Jackson and MK Dons turn their attention to Tuesday's Sky Bet League One clash with Bolton Wanderers at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Tickets, which are available to buy online and from the Box Office, are priced at £21 adults, £16 over-65s/under-23s, £10 under-18s and £8 under-12s.

Tickets will NOT be available to buy on the night at the University of Bolton Stadium and therefore MK Dons supporters must book through the Club before midday on Tuesday.

To book tickets, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 01908 622933. Subject to availability, tickets will be available to book up until midday on Tuesday.

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