The former Everton utility arrived in the summer in controversial circumstances carrying a knee injury.
Hughton told the Sunday Sun: "What you have to remember is you're not just planning for today, you have to think about tomorrow and the next few months.
"I am happy with the squad.
"They give us something different and they all look like good players.
"Don't forget we still have Dan Gosling to come back into it when he is fit."