Lewis Dunk feels there has been a noticeable change at Brighton & Hove Albion in recent weeks.
The Seagulls are now four games unbeaten with two consecutive away victories in their pocket, and the central defender says things have seemingly started to fall into place.
Speaking after the 2-0 win over Brentford he told seagulls.co.uk, "It is not nice when the manager leaves but the new gaffer has come in and we have taken well to him and it showed on the pitch.
"Something has clicked and changed, we seem to have that bit more passion and drive to get the win. It is looking good out there.
"We have a full week to work with the gaffer now and how he wants us to play and get everything down to a tee going into Saturday.
"He wants us to play similar to how we were playing, keeping the ball but getting forward a bit quicker and we will look to take that into Saturday."
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The centre-back confirmed that Hughton has already had a positive impact, stating it was the new manager's set-piece advice that led to the Seagulls' opener during the 2-0 win at Griffin Park.
"It has been a while since I scored so I am happy and it was a great ball from Solly [March]. We worked on those free kicks in training so it was a perfect ball and finish.
"The gaffer was telling Solly and Danny [Holla] he wants the ball delivered at pace and with aggression across the goal and we did exactly what he said."
Meanwhile Dunk says striker Chris O’Grady has returned in terrifying form and was delighted to see him notch his first goal for the club against Brentford.
He added, "You always want to see any player do well. He went to Sheffield [United] and worked hard there and he has come back looking frightening. I am very happy for him."