Boss Billy Davies is confident Nottingham Forest can win promotion to the Barclays Premier League, insisting 'this is our time'.

The Reds were held to a goalless draw at the City Ground in the first leg of their play-off semi-final despite Swansea being handicapped by the first-minute sending off of Neil Taylor.

The Welsh side are now favourites to reach the final at Wembley on May 30 ahead of the return game at the Liberty Stadium on Monday, but Davies said: "The tie was never going to be over after the first game."

He added: "I genuinely feel we will create chances and we can score goals on Monday. I am very confident. I know it is not over. I know there is no favourite.

"I am full of optimism because I feel this is our time. I know we will go down there and produce a good performance.

"You have to handle the expectation, home and away. I have been through this many times. Things can change quickly and Swansea will know this is far from over."

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