Hughes has welcomed the "stability" of his new club after enduring a somewhat chaotic tenure at QPR, which ended in his sacking after just 10 months in charge.
"I am pleased to be at a stable club. They understand the ups and downs of things here, and everyone keeps level-headed," Hughes said.
"We have good owners here and a good chief executive and that doesn't half help.
"We have acquitted ourselves really well thus far, and the only disappointment has been not rewarding those performances with more points.
"If we can put the ball away a little bit more often then I am certain that we can have a very good season."