Hughes was surprisingly booed by some of his former Rovers fans on the day.
Explaining his celebration, Hughes said: "I just had one guy behind me who was giving me some stick. It (the celebration) was just for my benefit, nobody else's.
"I was just little disappointed with the award of the first goal so I enjoyed that moment.
"I really loved my time here. It still is a great club and there are good, quality people here - much the same as I've found at Fulham in fairness. There are real comparisons to be drawn between both clubs.
"That (mocking chants) always happens. I think they appreciate what I tried to do when I was here. It's just a little bit of banter."