Brown is on-loan at Brighton from Chelsea.
Hughton confirmed: “It certainly is an option for us. He’s a very flexible forward player.
“We brought him in very much as a (number) ten, where he had played for Huddersfield last season.
“In his first loan at Rotherham he played very much off the front, went abroad played off the left, and in his first game for us and in pre-season was on the left. He has that versatility in his game.”