And although Ince responded by making a series of match-winning saves in the 1-0 victory at stadium:mk, Hutchings insists his younger team-mate is pushing him all the way for a regular spot in the Saddlers' starting XI.
"That is what Clayton gets paid for and I expect him to do it," said the Saddlers boss. "Rene has done it in the past.
"It is always a close call in selection and it is nice to have competition for places. I always said Rene would get some games. He has had those games and it has done his confidence and experience a world of good.
"It is a team performance and Rene has done very well in recent weeks, but I decided to change it and we will have to see what happens next week."