"Seventeen goals this season is not bad but I'm not bothered about how many I can score, but how I perform.
"It showed that if you have one bad game you get dropped and I had a bad game at Southampton.
"Sometimes scoring goals isn't enough maybe if your general play isn't up to it.
The manager obviously thinks mine wasn't good enough to be playing and that's why Jay and Chopra are playing."
McCormack ended his goal eight-match drought with a poacher's goal in the final two minutes at Bristol City to fire the Bluebirds back into the top six Championship play-off zone.
Robins keeper Adriano Basso spilled Eddie Johnson's 25-yard strike in the 88th minute and super sub McCormack, in typical opportunist fashion, capitalised to squeeze the ball past an embarrassed Basso at an acute ankle to rescue a point.
"Not scoring hasn't been eating away at me," insisted McCormack.
"I've been playing wide most of time recently. "If you tally most of my goals up it's when I've been playing through the middle as a centre-forward.
"I'll keep my head down and bide my time."
McCormack's first goal since 28 January rescued his side from the jaws of defeat after Bristol City striker Nicky Maynard's 20-yard strike in the 71st minute at Ashton Gate.
"We did leave it late but it shows we have great spirit and great togetherness," said McCormack.
"With our character, we're never out of games as we never give up so this point will give us great confidence."