Brian Laws admitted his Burnley side made too many basic defensive errors as they crashed to a 2-1 defeat at Birmingham City.
The Clarets, whose relegation to the Championship was confirmed by last weekend's home defeat to Liverpool, have had a dreadful time away from Turf Moor this season and finished with a 17th defeat in 19 matches on their travels.
Once again Laws' side were their own worst enemies at St Andrew's with goalkeeper Brian Jensen being credited with an own goal before Christian Benitez netted his first home goal of the campaign.
A beleaguered Laws said after the loss:"The disappointing thing is, with the ball we were the best side, we passed the ball very well. But we haven't defended two crosses.
"When you're down at the bottom end you never get the rub of the green. For the second goal it was a fantastic tackle from Steven Caldwell.
"We know what we've got to do. There's a lot to work on, we've got to work on both boxes but there's plenty of good play here as well."