The striker spent time on-loan at Huddersfield last season.
"Perhaps with James it's a good move for all parties. I think we are really pleased for James that he had a relatively injury-free season. He felt very at home at Huddersfield and he has got back perhaps to the level he was at before with the number of games. He had played minimal games the season before so I think it is good business for both parties," said Hughton.