The Saints' preparation for their crucial trip to Swansea City was thrown into chaos when their Marriott Hotel booking was cancelled the day before.
The Welsh outfit faced Southampton in a do-or-die relegation clash on Tuesday evening, knowing that victory would nearly certainly guarantee their top-flight status for another season.
Swansea City approached former manager Michael Laudrup over a return before appointing Carlos Carvalhal, according to the Danish great's agent.
"I'm not for one minute suggesting Swansea had anything to do with that", Hughes said of the hotel row.
With Southampton's goal difference better than Swansea's by nine, it would take a remarkable swing against the south-coast club, who host champions Manchester City on Sunday, for them to drop out of the top flight. Football's an emotional game, and it looks as though the Swansea City ball boy got caught up in the emotion himself.
"But no, those things you can use to your own benefit and use as a motivating factor".
"We have to win our last game, but we are waiting on other results also".
"If there is one team in this league who has the capability of scoring a lot of goals, it's Man City".
Getting the three points on Sunday to finish with exactly 100 clearly means a good deal to the Spaniard, who noted after City's 3-1 steamrollering of Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday that it would "finish this nearly ideal season".
They've two games left to make them mathematically safe, but they don't come easy against Chelsea away on Wednesday and Arsenal at home on Sunday.
"It is bitterly disappointing, absolutely", said Swansea captain Fernandez. "We must win the game and hope for a miracle to happen". If the Saints somehow lose 6-0 then Swansea would need to win by four goals against the already-relegated Potters, but it isn't that easy.