It was an afternoon to forget for Blues as they put in an uncharacteristically subdued performance to lose against Wanderers for the first time since 2001. McLeish admitted it was a poor display from his side, but also stressed struggling Wolves deserved more credit for the way they played in a game which many thought they were there for the taking due to the club`s bulging treatment room.
But it is always about the next match and, as Blues look to extend the two-point gap between themselves and the bottom three, McLeish is confident his players will be chomping at the bit to right the wrongs of Sunday when Newcastle visit St Andrew`s this Saturday.
"I saw Wolves beat Manchester City here, and they`re second in the league, it shows any team can beat anybody in this Barclays Premier League and there`s no reason why we can`t beat the teams who are coming up," said the Blues boss, with Everton, Manchester United and Arsenal lying in wait after the Magpies.
"It will be a very difficult December going into January, it`s tough, but that`s the challenge of the league and we`re delighted to be here. We`ll be up for the challenge, there`s no doubt about it.
"My players have already shown their resilience in bouncing back from games. A few weeks ago we went into a period of games - Manchester City away, Chelsea home, Fulham away, Spurs home - and you lot (the media) had us for nothing out of 12, and we ended up with six points.
"So that`s an amazing return for a team who were tipped to get nothing. There`s no reason why we can`t do that again, we`ve already proved it, the evidence is there. I`ve got a dressing room who will be hurting by the way they played in the first 60 minutes here and I`m sure they will want to atone for that as they`ve done many times in the past."