MK Dons took a point as they drew 1-1 with Coventry City, with new signing Carlton Morris grabbing a debut strike.

The Dons made the worst start possible as they conceded inside the opening minute to a Coventry side in the play-off spots at the start of the day.

Sam McCallum struck the home side in front inside the opening 50 seconds, and the Dons struggled to get back into things before the break.

But Russell Martin’s side were able to grow into the game, and Morris was able to fire in an equaliser in his first game since joining on loan from Norwich earlier this week.

A point at St Andrews sees MK Dons maintain a 3 point lead on Tranmere in the fight to stay in League One, after Rovers drew 0-0 at Southend. They even jump up one spot to 19th place, after AFC Wimbledon lost at Portsmouth.

Things started in the worst possible manner for the Dons as they looked to bounce back from a midweek Trophy defeat at Newport. A misplaced pass went straight to McCallum, who in turn lashed a fine strike from range that beat Lee Nicholls.

The away side did have some moments of possession and positive play as they attempted to find a way back, but it was Coventry who had better opening half chances. In the latter parts of the second half, Jordan Shipley would see a pair of strikes denied by Lee Nicholls.

A reshuffle saw new boy Morris introduced at half-time, and the away side came close to an equaliser early after the break, as Rhys Healey curled a strike wide.

Coventry however would have chances of their own, with Nicholls on hand to keep out Max Biamou and Matty Godden.

With a quarter of an hour of normal time remaining, the Dons then levelled. A neat passing move between Morris and fellow sub Sam Nombe broke out space for Morris, who beat Marko Marosi in the Coventry goal to equalise and ensure the Dons would take a point back with them.