"The great thing about the evening from my point of view is that Martin Petrov came in and made a real impression. That shows what a great professional he is.
"He's had to be patient and bide his time but he trains correctly and works exceptionally hard every day. he knows you have to be in the right physical state to make a positive impact."
"He had a really positive influence and that's what we need - guys who, when they get an opportunity, are ready to perform, not sitting in the stands feeling sorry for themselves.
"We need that quality through the squad - when somebody isn't available, we need somebody else to come in and make an impact like that."
Hughes praise for Petrov
Praise for the returning winger following the victory over West Ham: