The Potters conceded two late goals to lose 3-2 at Manchester United on Saturday and ahead of Tuesday's Capital One Cup meeting with Birmingham City, the boss wants results to now shine through instead of near misses.
"We are enjoying playing at the moment but we need to get results, we can't keep patting ourselves on the back and say we are playing well we need to start winning," Hughes said.
"I've always said cup competitions can help your league form so if you get on a good run in the cup it can filter into your league form so it is an important game for us.
"Birmingham are strong at home and caused an upset against Swansea so we won't take them lightly but we feel we can progress."
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