The Argentinian striker has rejoined Albion on loan from Leicester three and a half years after he left the south coast.
Ulloa has played just 19 minutes of Premier League football this season but Hughton is nevertheless ready to throw him straight in as he bids to pep up an attack which has found the net just 17 times.
“He’s in the squad and we are happy with his levels,” said Hughton at his pre-match press conference. “We have found it difficult to get the goals we need to win games, so to have that competition and options in that position is definitely something we wanted.
“We know the type of player he is and what he will bring to the squad. He has gained great experience in the last few years in the games he has been involved with.
“We want him to bring that quality and experience to us.”
Uwe Rosler was sacked by Fleetwood following a 3-0 reverse at Doncaster which condemned Town to a seventh straight defeat in all competitions.
Cambridge interim head coach Joe Dunne was pleased with how his side adapted to beat Grimsby 3-1.
Southend manager Chris Powell led the applause for Jason Demetriou after the right-back scored twice in the 3-1 win against Portsmouth at Roots Hall.
Morecambe boss Jim Bentley was the happier manager after Gregg Wylde's 90th-minute strike earned his side a point in their 1-1 draw with Forest Green.
Manager Gareth Ainsworth described Wycombe's 2-0 win at Cheltenham as a thoroughly professional performance.
Skipper Richard Wood scored the winner just before half time as in-form Rotherham pulled off a 1-0 victory at League One leaders Shrewsbury.