The Welshman has guided the Râ€™s into bottom spot on the Premier League with no wins and just four draws from 11 outings but he believes he has what it takes to get the West Londoners out of the relegation mire.
"My future doesn't hinge on this match," Hughes told a press conference ahead of tomorrowâ€™s home game with second-bottom Southampton.
"People shouldn't under-estimate the changes that have gone on at the club and I have been a big part of that.
"I have had great support from everyone. That doesn't just get swept aside because we are in a difficult situation.
"It is because of that work we have done before that sustains you and allows you time to get through this period.
"The club has moved forward in a massive way since I came in the door through the work I and my staff have done.
"Everyone is pulling together to take this club forward."
He added: "The only way we change (our bad run) is by winning games and that's our intention at the weekend.
"When you have a bad period the focus comes on you and people will ask questions.
"But I'm very confident I can answer anyone who comes here and questions how I prepare my teams, how we train and the intensity which we work at."