The Ibrox gaffer watched his side slip to defeat and prolong their search for a league win on the road but he was eager to find the positives in such a disappointing result.
He said: “I’ve had painful defeats before but that’s certainly very painful.
“As disappointed as I am, and I am bitterly disappointed, it’s not the end of the world because we get the sleeves rolled up and come out of it the other side.
“The players are disappointed too, as they should be, but we will bounce back from this, no doubt.
“I felt we created numerous chances but didn’t take them. When we don’t take our chances we run the risk of being punished and that’s what happened today.
“We had some fantastic chances in the second half as well but when you don’t take them you get punished and we didn’t do it in either half.
However McCoist is keen that his players start to make their mark on the pitch rather than promising improvements and he is hoping the forthcoming international break will provide the chance to make those improvements.
He added: “It’s one thing saying that we need to come to these grounds, roll up our sleeves and go in to battle with them, but we can all talk a good game, it’s time for action.
“The break gives us an opportunity to get some of the injured boys back as well. It’s safe to say we’ve missed David Templeton and we’ve certainly missed Andy Little’s goals.
“In many ways I wish there was a game tomorrow to get that one out of our system but hopefully the break will give us a chance to get one or two back.”