McCoist has said that he is uncertain if he will be allowed to spend money as the club aims to secure a return to the Scottish Premiership.
"It's my job to get the best possible team out on the park for the fans. Like any other manager I've got a budget to work within," Football365.com quotes McCoist as saying.
"Without doubt I am more mindful of what I spent after all the hardships we went through last year. I have to think about the long-term future of the club because we don't want what has already happened to happen again. But we're talking about [wage] budgets here, not even about transfer fees.
"I believe longer term, we will definitely need to spend once we get back to where we want to be. But I can understand the argument right now that we should have a team built within the budget limits to get through the divisions."
Rangers currently sit top of the Scottish League One table.