The best chances following Emerton's goal undoubtedly fell to Rovers but in the end they had to make do with a share of the spoils from the game at the Hawthorns.
"I was disappointed that we didn't win," Hughes said after the game.
"In the first half we didn't pass the ball well and there was no tempo but we were a lot better in the second.
"Kieran Richardson's goal knocked us back a bit as it was only the second we've conceded away from home since New Year's Day. So we're not used to conceding goals away from home.
"I made a change early in the second half when I sent on Tugay. We needed his composure on the ball and his passing ability and he did make a difference.
"I was very pleased with how we played in the second half and felt that we probably deserved to win. There will certainly be no easing off from us between now and the end of the season.