Hughton has made seven signings so far this summer, including £8.5million striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel from Sporting Lisbon and Gary Hooper from Celtic, but believes expectation should remain in check despite 12th and 11th-placed finishes in the last two seasons.
"We're still a club that's developing," Hughton said.
"This will be our third season back in the Premier League. We've had two very good seasons in this division, but this season - irrespective of what we've brought in - will start just as hard as last season started.
"It's still making sure we start next season's Premier League in the division - that's always the objective - but we want to make progress."
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