Time is right for Forest to gain promotion

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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 tonight. Swansea boast the best home record in the Championship this season, winning 50 points on their own patch.

But Davies believes his team will get through to face the winners of the Reading v Cardiff semi-final.

“I genuinely feel we will create chances and we can score goals on Monday,” he said. “I am very confident. I know it is not over. I am full of optimism because I feel this is our time. I know we will go down there and produce a good performance.”

MK Dons edged a five-goal thriller in the first leg of their League One Play-Off semi final clash against Peterborough thanks to goals from Daniel Powell, Sam Baldock and Angelo Balanta.

In the other tie, Huddersfield extended their unbeaten run to 26 matches after a 1-1 draw at Bournemouth.

Torquay beat Shrewsbury 2-0 in the League Two semi-final.