Hughton just wants to see more of the same from the Geordie striker who netted 19 goals last season.
The Toon boss told the Evening Chronicle: "The only way he will progress is by doing the things he did last season.
"These are the important things for him. He has to develop as a player and takes the ups and downs.
"He's going into a more difficult league and will face better defenders than he was up against last season."