Hughton insists van Wolfswinkelâ€™s similarly productive goal scoring spell at Sporting Lisbon was the perfect grounding to try and step into Grant Holtâ€™s boots.
â€śIf you look at where he came from with Lisbon, he played in a fairly young side, so for someone of Rickyâ€™s age to show that responsibility and those leadership qualities it shows he can be a focal point,â€ť he told the Pink 'Un.
â€śEspecially when you are a main striker in the team as he was there. They were reliant on the goals that he scored, but it was a wonderful record in the time he was there, and he proved he could adapt from his early days in Holland.
â€śThat is what excites me and is why we are all looking forward to seeing him out there on the pitch.
â€śI donâ€™t believe with how tactical and with the sheer speed of the game nowadays that you can just be a goal scorer. First and foremost you have to a team player. His performances have shown a real good indication of that.
â€śHe wants to get in the box, he is somebody who wants to get forward, but in that lone role he can play it and with that comes a real responsibility.â€ť