Both players played the full 90 minutes as Ryan Hardie’s goal gave the visitors a 1-0 win over home side St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.

Ally McCoist has spoken recently about how happy he is the players on the fringes of his starting XI are making an impact when he brings them on in matches.

But he’s keen to see the right approach taken by those who are omitted from his side too and that doesn’t always happen in football when someone isn’t getting game time.

Hutton and Faure have just 76 minutes of first-team action between them this season and neither has featured at that level since mid-August.

Both have been more heavily involved as over-aged players in the under-20 team and Durie has been happy with how they have performed.

Hutton in particular has done well, assisting a number of goals and scoring a penalty against Dunfermline after winning it himself.

Yesterday’s game wasn’t one that will live long in the memory but Durie felt the oldest players in his side contributed to the narrow success well.

He said: “The two boys who came in from the first team at St Johnstone showed a great attitude and I was happy with them.

“Both of them were really good in that respect and all the boys who have come in from the senior squad this season have been the same.

“You wouldn’t expect anything else from them. When they come in, they apply themselves well and help the young boys out.

“They know themselves they need to come and play so that they can take something from the games they are involved in.

“They can train all they want at Murray Park but they need match practice and this league gives them that.”

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