The new boss at Loftus Road, who saw his side beat MK Dons to reach the FA Cup fourth round, was delighted with his team's effort after Danny Gabbidon's late headed goal
Danny Gabbidon's late headed goal was enough for the hosts to win the FA Cup third round replay at Loftus Road and Hughes admits that he is looking to add some new faces to his squad as soon as possible.
"Things are ongoing, I've been busy this evening obviously," he said. "But the hope is that we can get number of the deals done. Ideally that would be sooner rather than later but I can't tell you if that's going to happen anytime soon.
"I think talks [with Alex] are ongoing. I spoke to the boy yesterday and went through what we're trying to do here and my feelings towards him as a player. I have a huge regard for what he could do for us here. Things have to fall into place before you can get the player over the line. Until I get an update, that's as much as I know.
"[The Henrique transfer] seems to be progressing, we're hoping to conclude that. He's the type of player it would be good to attract to the club if we can. Those are the type that can sustain you in the future so if we do those deals I think that will help us."
The hosts were on the back foot for much of the match against MK Dons and could easily have gone out but were rescued that fate after Gabbidon's late header sent them through.
"The players are still learning in terms of what I want from them and vice versa so it's still very, very early days but I'm encouraged by the fact that they're trying to make things happen," Hughes added.
"They've got a great attitude. They stuck at it - if they've given me everything that they've got - which they certainly did tonight - then I've got no complaints."