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Post-match reaction to Inverness' 1-0 victory over St Mirren.

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Terry Butcher: Thrilled with victory

Terry Butcher: Thrilled with victory

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Inverness manager Terry Butcher was delighted after his side clinched a 1-0 victory over St Mirren in Paisley.

Richie Foran rose to head home Greg Tansey's free-kick to ensure the visitors left St Mirren Park with all three points.

Chances were limited throughout the match but Saints had gone closest during the first half - Ryan Esson producing wonderful stops from Jeroen Tesselaar and Steven Thompson.

"We have huffed and puffed and finally got the win, we told the guys to go make a name for themselves," said Butcher.

"We have been so inconsistent and up and down this year, we had to make changes again to the back four.

"I told the guys to go out and play with a bit of freedom and I think they did that to a degree."

Butcher confessed that the quality of the match was poor, but was pleased to see his side profit from a set-piece for the first time this season.

"The final ball and the passing wasn't up to scratch today, we felt that one goal would win it though and we managed to get it," he added.

"It took us 37 matches to manage to score from a free-kick, we have waited a long time for Richie's goal today.

"We will enjoy our last fish supper of the season and maybe will even have a few pints instead of the usual Irn Bru."

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon was left frustrated as his side marked their last home fixture with a defeat.

St Mirren still have hopes of clinching seventh place in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League, but will have to rely on results elsewhere after a disappointing loss.

"It's unfortunate to finish a season of progress at home like that, we played with no real tempo and created very few chances," said Lennon.

"We still have an opportunity to go to Aberdeen and ensure we finish in eighth place at the very minimum."

Lennon also took time to pay tribute to Hugh Murray, who will leave St Mirren at the end of the season after 16 years with the club.

"He's been a fantastic servant for the club and he's given the supporters of Paisley some fantastic memories," he said.

"The fans have given Hugh some great memories too - they have been a great fit for each other."

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