“On the whole we've been performing very well, but it's important we all stick together after this result and show the character we need to prove ourselves. One of the pleasing things about this season is the way we've responded to little stumbles, so the lads should keep their heads up. There were a lot of things wrong with the way we played, but I've told them how we can do better next week and I'm definitely not going to panic. We shouldn't dwell too much on a bad day at the office, and the lads themselves know they made a few mistakes. Les Pogliacomi held his hands up over the first goal because he should have done better, but all teams have a bad day. Maybe it would have been different if Chris Porter's goal hadn't been disallowed but I'm sick of going on about refereeing decisions. I'm so happy I don't play any more because I'd be sent off every week with the way referees are now. We're just going to concentrate on what we do well and get back to the standards we've set ourselves. The most important thing now is that we bounce back."
Shez's counterpart, Bristol City boss Gary Johnson, said, “To come to a place like Oldham, who have such a good home record, and beat them 3-0 is a fantastic result. I'm sure Boundary Park is similar to Ashton Gate in the sense of away teams just wanting to avoid defeat, but we were very positive from the start.”