"We have brought Ricky in here for a particular reason, but he is a team player, first and foremost, that has a responsibility to the team to lead the line and ultimately score goals, but that comes with the territory," said Hughton.
"I don't believe with how tactical and the speed of the game nowadays that you can just be a goal scorer, first and foremost you have to be a team player."
Hughton added: "The responsibility Ricky has is a normal one for a football player, he wants to do well.
"If there is a pressure on any individual, the nature of those types of people is to welcome it and not shy away from it.
"You have to go out and cross that white line in front of thousands of people and there is always that responsibility, but that is what these players enjoy."