The first-leg is played tonight at the City Ground.
"Iâ€™m really delighted for them,â€ť he said. â€śIâ€™m disappointed that I couldnâ€™t go (to Everton) but I look forward to going to both of the semi-final matches," Hughton said.
"I think theyâ€™ve deserved it. I spoke to Neil (Adams) and Ricky (Martin) late on Friday night and I think it was a victory we thoroughly deserved, so Iâ€™m really delighted for them. It also gives us an opportunity to get a decent crowd here for the semi-final. Itâ€™s nice for the team, but itâ€™s also nice for us as a club and I just hope we can do well enough to get through to the final.â€ť