City's 2-2 draw against Swansea at Carrow Road tested the patience of Norwich's manager and sections of the Carrow Road crowd, with the Swans dictating possession for long spells.
"You have a support that wants you to do well. There is always that little bit of anxiety that sets in but it's difficult. We're going to need this support now as much as at any time," said Hughton. "We know we have to give them something to cheer about but they showed how much they can help during our best spells of the game. It is going to be a tight last six games of the season and we need to show as much determination. If we do that we have every chance.
"Yes, you can sense that frustration with the crowd because we are certainly at that period of the season when it makes everybody that little bit anxious. You have to have belief in the players and what I was really pleased about through that anxious period was the response of the players."