Hughes said: “It is hard for strikers to adapt to the Premiership, probably harder than for players in any other position.
“You are used to coming up against certain types of defenders and have developed the skills and intelligence required to unpick that kind of defence.
“But when you come to England, there is a lot more power, pace and aggression.
“I have known many players come from other countries who have found it very difficult in the opening weeks of their career over here.
“Although Shabani has not scored the same number of goals as Benni, I have been impressed with how well both of them have done so soon.
“We do have the option of making the loan deal permanent if it suits both parties.
“A fee has been set but we don’t have to think about that for a good while yet.”