Following his arrival from Notts County at the start of last week, Hughes started alongside leading scorer Pope for the top-of-the-table clash at Gillingham on Saturday.
Hughes marked his debut with a goal, putting Vale 2-0 ahead after Pope had opened the scoring with his 26th strike of the season.
Following his side's 2-1 success at Priestfield which saw Vale usurp Gillingham as npower League Two leaders, Adams said: "I thought Lee Hughes' link-up play with Tom Pope was excellent and I saw a useful combination out there. The fact that both of them scored as well helps.
"They are different types of players. Hughesy made a lot of good runs off Popey - he knows that Popey is going to win headers, and he worked extremely hard."
Adams added: "With Ben Williamson as well, who was slightly unlucky not to start after his performance last week, I think we have got some decent strikers at the club."
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