The Dutchman nodded home the fourth goal of yesterday's 2-2 draw.
"He's certainly done today what we wanted him to do," Hughton said.
"That's about working hard for the team. He certainly gave us a good outlet up front. He's a willing runner up front and I'm really pleased for him. It was certainly a nice feeling to get a goal on his debut.
"He is someone that is used to scoring goals. The challenge now is to do it at the top level."
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