Hughes was delighted with the response of his side after the 5-2 home loss to Liverpool on Monday.
He said: "I was pleased to get the reaction I got. I didn't doubt the players in fairness.
"We found ourselves on Monday where we were 3-0 down and had to chase the game against a good side and they picked us off.
"This was about showing we hadn't switched off for the end of the season.
"We've got targets we set ourselves and we intend to reach them.
"We were fully focused and I think you can see that from the way we approached the game and we were able to get another away win which have been hard to come by.
"It's our third, back to back away wins, so we've made a marked improvement in terms of what we can produce on the road."