The teenager may yet join Slovenia at the World Cup finals in South Africa, but made his third appearance of the season at QPR in United's 1-0 win and almost scored with his first touch when he sent a curling shot inches wide.
Hughton told the Evening Chronicle: "What I was able to do was move things round a bit.
"I was able to give Vuckic an outing as well.
"I did want to wait until we were winning the game because it was important that we won it.
"But it was nice to give him the opportunity and we'll be seeing a bit more of him next season."