Tony Pulis pointed the finger of blame at his defenders after Albion’s 3-2 defeat to Leicester City.
The Baggies took an early lead through Darren Fletcher before being pegged back by David Nugent’s close range finish.
Craig Gardner restored the lead for Albion before the break before a calamitous second half saw the Baggies concede twice in the last ten minutes.
“I just think we are shooting ourselves in the foot,” said Pulis.
“It was poor defending against QPR and it was poor today.
“Individual mistakes are costing us.
“The first goal Ulloa has not only just won it (from Gareth McAuley) he has been able to head it down and get inside Joleon (Lescott), two experienced players. That is bad defending.
“The second we switch off for the corner and again they score when really there are enough big players in the box to deal with that.
“The third goal, Gareth is facing his own goal away and should play it away from goal or to (Craig) Dawson. Why the hell he wants to let it run across him? Goodness knows.”
Defeat against the Foxes leaves Albion dangerously above the relegation zone with six games to play.
“Every game in the Premier League is a tough game,” Pulis added.
“We are hoping and praying we get a few breaks.
“I have just been told a lot of the teams play each other so they are going to take points off each other.
“Goodness knows how many points we will need? We just need as many points and a better goal difference.”
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