Several players are unavailable heading into tonight's game against the Saints, making Hughton's selection task a bit more difficult than anticipated.
He said, “I shall use the squad and it gives those that haven't played an opportunity to get competition levels under their belts.
“Bruno, [Florin] Andone, [Jose] Izquierdo and Dunky [Lewis Dunk] are all unavailable, so we're a bit lighter than what we would like to be.
“We have a couple of under-23 players that were involved last year that are not available either, so we've got a few decisions to make."
The Seagulls boss also expects young centre-back Ben White to also miss out through injury, but revealed that under-23 frontmen Aaron Connolly and Viktor Gyokeres will both come into contention.
“He [White] came off in the under-23 game against Arsenal. We were initially worried, but the good news is he's fine. I don't think he'll make Tuesday though.
“Viktor [Gyokeres] and Aaron Connolly will certainly be in the squad and come into the reckoning.
"Whether one of them will start, at this moment, I'm not sure. I've got a lot of thinking to do in terms of who's available and not take any chances."