Hughton is confident his side will rise to the occasion at leaders Chelsea today.
He said: "The position we are in is not nice and we are looking for a reaction.
"But difficult times like this are when you look for the character in your team. Just walking out at Stamford Bridge, against their top quality internationals should be enough inspiration for the players.
"I would be incredibly disappointed if every one of them was not looking forward to the challenge."