Positives were few and far between for St Johnstone on a day to forget against Kilmarnock.
But the 20-minute performance of Callum Hendry was definitely one, according to Perth boss Tommy Wright.
With Wright not wanting to risk Michael O’Halloran after his delay on the A9 and Denny Johnstone not on the bench, Hendry was given a 20-minute run-out in place of Graham Cummins as Saints tried to peg back Killie for a second time.
The former Blackburn Rovers forward didn’t get a chance to even the scores but the youngster’s overall display pleased his manager.
“I thought Callum did well when he came on,” said Wright.
“He looked lively, was strong and was decent in the air.
“He can be pleased with his contribution and it was a positive to take out of the game.”
Hendry’s performance follows a recent hat-trick for the development side against Dundee.