"We are a team that is technically very good but, on occasions, you need to show different qualities," admitted Hughes.
"You need to have variation of players to be able to do that. We need to get the ball down and play our type of football.
"In the end we just didn't show enough quality on the ball. I'm disappointed because we hoped to pick up points in the away games today and against Middlesbrough in midweek but we haven't been able to do that.
"Our home form has been excellent but, away, we are finding it very difficult and that's something we need to work on.
"The key at the moment is that we are conceding the first goal and from there we are finding it difficult. We need to get our noses in front."