Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies 'going nowhere'

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies
Davies has lost four play-off Championship semi-finals during his career

Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies says he is "going nowhere", despite missing out on the Premier League for the second successive season.

Forest missed out on a place in the Championship play-off final at Wembley after a 3-1 loss to Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday.

"Let me make it clear - 100% clear - that my agreement with this board was three-and-a-half years to get this club out of this division," said Davies.

"I'm planning on going nowhere."

Davies guided Forest to last season's Championship play-offs, only to suffer a 6-4 aggregate defeat by Blackpool, who grabbed the final promotion slot to the top flight.

And his Premier League ambitions were once again shattered as Swansea booked their place at the season-ending Wembley showpiece on 30 May following an entertaining encounter.

Second-half Forest substitute Robert Earnshaw reduced the deficit to 2-1 in the 81st minute as the visitors pushed for an equaliser.

However, Davies believes his side were denied a penalty opportunity in injury time when referee Andre Marriner turned down a handball shout inside the penalty box.

"There was no doubt it was a clear handball," Davies told BBC Radio 5 live.

"Our work rate in the second half was outstanding. We just needed a little break again. I'm very proud of the players efforts, I'm very proud of what they have done at a difficult ground.

"Barring a little bit of luck, and a refereeing decision, things could have been very different."

And Davies suggested there could be changes at the City Ground next season.

"My intention is to get to the summer - I've already started with the staff looking at the changes - and prepare again for another excellent challenge next season.

"And we'll give it our best shot again. If we can learn from these experiences, they'll stand us in good stead."

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