Odemwingie was predictably booed by the home fans due to his previous ignominious exit from The Hawthorns.
Hughes said: "It was always going to be a little bit difficult for Peter but he stuck at it and on another day he would have scored a couple of goals.
"Probably in his enthusiasm to score he snatched at a couple of chances but he's a good player.
"It's a shame there's a cloud over his career here because he did good things at West Brom but players move on and clubs need to move on too."
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