The R’s sit on the bottom of the league table with just two points from six outings, prompting criticism from outsiders and supporters alike.
But Hughes has opted to stay patient in the face of negativity with the West London club having plenty of time up their sleeve to improve things.
"We are six games into a very long season, we understand what was the requirement at the end of the season and that hasn't changed,” he said.
"We are working to the right level - I've got great support here, a great relationship with (owner) Tony (Fernandes) and Amit (Bhatia, vice-chairman) and everyone at the club and that will continue.
"They understand how I work, they know that I have experience in these situations and in this league and long term we will take this club forward.
"There is real belief in what we are doing, we understand what is required, it was always going to take a little bit of time because we have got a lot of players that are new in terms of the group. We are still getting to know strengths and weaknesses and once we get more games under our belts, we will be fine."