The Tigers have fallen to frustrating defeats in the last two games – losing away at Huddersfield Town before the international break and on home soil to Queens Park Rangers at the weekend – conceding six goals in the process.
But they had chalked up a five-game unbeaten before that – including wins against Luton Town and Sheffield Wednesday – and McCann believes his team can bounce back at The City Ground.
“Saturday was disappointing for everyone involved but the good thing about this league is that the games come quick and fast,” he said.
“We were on a decent run of form – going five games unbeaten – but now we’ve had a couple of defeats on the bounce it’s important to produce a response.
“We’ve picked the bones out of the QPR defeat and we go again with tomorrow night’s trip to Nottingham Forest.
“We know we’re in for another tough test. Every game in this league is tough and we expect nothing different from a Forest side that has started the season very well.
“We’re under no illusions about how tough it will be but we’ll embrace the challenge and everyone is very much looking forward to it.”