Josh Parker is relishing the “horrible” atmosphere Doncaster Rovers will face when they come to The Valley for the second leg of the playoff semi-final.

But he admits Charlton will be wary of Rovers after Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur staged sensational comebacks in the Champions League to reach the final.

The Addicks hold a 2-1 lead over Doncaster, and are within touching distance of booking their own place in the League One playoff final at Wembley Stadium on May 26.

And with having not lost at home in the league since October there’s a feeling Charlton could have a significant advantage for the return leg.

Grant McCann insists his Rovers side will be undeterred by the need to win in London, however, Parker hopes the more than 27,000 supporters who will pack into the ground can gradually unease the opposition.

“I'm really excited,” he said. “As I've said before it's hard to come here, but for them to come to The Valley is a whole different kettle of fish.

“They won't be looking forward to that, and they're behind so they're going to have to come and chase the game and I think that benefits us because we're so comfortable on the ball that we'll end up picking them off.

“It's going to be horrible for them, if I'm honest. I'm not going to say it's going to be nice because their fans, even they were getting out-sung by the Charlton fans, so to go to The Valley and have 20,000 on top of you every time you touch the ball is going to knock their confidence.

“If they say that it wouldn't then they're lying because it does play a part.

“They'll have that [strong home form in the league] in the back of their minds where they'll be thinking, 'We don't want to go there'.

“They would've been hoping that they won here [at the Keepmoat Stadium] to go in and then see what happens when they come to The Valley.

“But now the ball is in our court and we've just got to carry on doing what we're doing.”

That said, it comes against the backdrop of Liverpool and Tottenham managing to reach the Champions League final after being left with huge tasks themselves.

Parker says Charlton are “aware” of what happened in those games, but doesn’t feel it will deter them from finishing off the job.

“I think the boys are aware of what happened, and now you can't not have those games in the back of your mind because you've seen it happen,” he said.

“Things that you don't really see happen in football.

“We know what is possible but it's not going to stop us from going out there and doing what we can.”