Nottingham Forest Manager Billy Davies is urging fans to turn out in numbers and crank up the City Ground volume as Forest aim to reach the Coca-Cola Championship Play-Off Final by overcoming Blackpool in the second leg of their semi.

Forest head into Tuesday evening's clash trailing 2-1 from Saturday's first leg at Bloomfield Road and with Blackpool boss Ian Holloway intent on removing the Seasiders' 'small club' image by going all the way to the Premier League.

But Davies is determined to get Forest to the Wembley Final and believes that the supporters can play a key role. "It was a good atmosphere at Blackpool," he said, "but we want it to be a great atmosphere back at our place.

"I hope our fans have their best voices on and their colours out. We've got a cauldron at the City Ground and the fans can make it an electric atmosphere - and I'm sure they'll be right behind us from the first minute to the last."

As they look to take the penultimate step towards becoming a Premier League team for the first time since their 1999 relegation, Forest must do something they have not achieved all season - beat Blackpool, to whom they have now lost three times.

The first part of the Seasiders' League double over Forest came at the City Ground in September - but since that game Davies' team have been unbeaten on home soil, winning 17 of their 19 League matches in a tremendous run of consistency.

"We will go into this second leg in confident mood," said Davies, who three years ago took Derby County to the Premier League via a Wembley Final after previously twice managing Preston North End to the Play-Offs.

"We needed a second goal to go in for us on Saturday, and we certainly had the chances. But Blackpool have only a slender lead and now we are the City Ground, where our record is excellent and it will be a different type of game - bring it on!"

If Forest make it all the way to the Premier League it will be after only a short time away compared to Blackpool, who have not been in the top flight since 1971. The Seasiders did, however, have an unbroken 30 years as a top level club up to 1967.

Those three decades are now quite a way in the past, and in the meanwhile they have spent more time in the League system's bottom two divisions than at Championship level, never mind in the top flight.

Despite their run to the Play-Offs they have had one of the division's lowest average attendance figures but Manager Holloway, having enjoyed a fine first season at Bloomfield Road, insisted: "We are not a little club.

"Have a little look at our history. We have three sirs among our ex-players - Sir Stanley Matthews, Sir Stan Mortensen and Sir Jimmy Armfield. The supporters love their football and for me, it's a total insult to be called a small club.

"It's a fact that we don't get much revenue, which is something that we do need to improve. But just because our budget is the second lowest in the division, it doesn't mean that our players are of the same class.

"Our badge says 'Progress' and we've probably made too much this season, but you can't help how good your team is - and I know how good my team is. I know what character they've got, as they showed on Saturday.

"They went a goal behind but it didn't faze them, they carried on and got the win we wanted. Will we be good enough when we get to Forest? That's all that I'm concerned about, and if we are - fantastic!"

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