O'Driscoll played down all talk of revenge before the game and after seeing second-half goals from Steve Davies and Marvin Elliott sink a Nottingham Forest team under caretaker manager Rob Kelly, he insisted the three points meant no more than usual.
"People asked me if I wanted to win more because we were playing Forest and I didn't understand the question," said O'Driscoll.
"How could I want to win more than usual? If that was the case I must have been approaching other games the wrong way.
"Forest are a great club with a great fan base. What they need is great owners.
"I got on with everyone there except the owners. It was nice to be cheered by their fans, but I would have been disappointed if they had insulted me after I left the club a point outside the play-off zone.
"This was all about Bristol City for me and I'm pleased that with a number of key players absent we turned in a decent performance."