Bobby Zamora pulled QPR level from Dkibril Cisse's saved penalty and Hughes, while pleased with the result, said that he hopes his team can create more chances next time out.
"We had a poor start last weekend, so it was important we got something out of this game," Hughes said. "I think that is the first away point I have been able to accrue since being manager, so that is a bonus and something to build on.
"It was a game of few chances, but on occasions we just lacked the right ball at the right time and did just not quite give the service to Cisse which he thrives on. At the end, they asked some questions of us, but we were able to deal with it."
QPR lost 5-0 on the opening day to Swansea City and now have one point from six.