Hughton believes the Englishman poses a 'threat" to his side ahead of their crunch meeting at the AMEX on Saturday.
He told The Argus: "He is a threat. He is a very good player in good form at the moment. He is being used in a little bit of a different role which I think suits him, gets him on the ball more, gets him more central to goal.
"I think that's probably the reason why he is getting the goals that he is. He has been involved in the international scene with England and is very much knocking on the door there again."