Burnley manager Sean Dyche felt that the crucial opening strike of a tense game should have been disallowed for a push by Dexter Blackstock on Jason Shackell.
'Dexter has made a living out of scoring goals like that,' said O'Driscoll, admitting that he would have shared Dyche's concerns had the roles been reversed.
Dyche felt that the opening goal 'calmed' a City Ground crowd who were beginning to show their anxiety following the defeats by Ipswich and Hull.
He also admitted, however, that Burnley were struggling to find a way of hurting the Reds in attacking areas.
Having maintained their perch just outside the play-off places, the Reds now have a week to prepare for a tough trip to Brighton which kicks off a busy festive period of games with visits to Watford and Blackburn and Christmas home fixtures against Leeds and Crystal Palace.
Source: Forest MAD