Hughton was the subject of the supporters' ire, particularly after substituting Gary Hooper, who had numerous opportunities to net his first Premier League goal and was getting closer and closer as the match progressed.
Hughton said: "They're a fanatical and emotional support and any frustrations they have is because they want to see us win a game. They would be the exact same frustrations that I would have.
"I never have any problems with a reaction from the support, because what it does do is show that they care."
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