The man who served them five years and 195 games reckons they will beat the drop.
"The players they've added make them more than capable of staying up - and I hope they do," Hughes told theFulham Chronicle.
"It's not just Fulham, there are a lot of clubs in that position. The situation changes almost week-to-week. One minute it's them at the bottom, the next it's someone else, but the manager puts on great training sessions geared to winning games, and they can still do it."