Hughton insists he does not mind how many points are picked up ahead of the remaining 12 games as long as it is enough to remain in the top flight.
"We have got 12 games left, and whichever way we get the points, we have to get them," Hughton told Sport360.
"There is only one priority and target - to make sure we are in this league next season.
"We went through a difficult period at the beginning of the season, then a very good period where we didn't lose for 10 games, now we are finding wins that little bit harder.
"All you hope is to rectify that by doing the work on the training pitch. We are working on all aspects."