Newcastle United have hit a tough run of form of late with three loses in their last three games.
Hughton's could get one over on his former club with his Brighton side right behind Newcastle in the race for the Championship title.
Newcastle United are currently top of the Championship, while Aston Villa are in 15th place.
Leeds United are one of the Championship's form sides at present.
Holloway looks set to be appointed by the R's.
The Newcastle United striker is currently out on loan at Barnsley.
Newcastle United are going strong in the Championship at the moment.
Aston Villa got relegated from the Premier League to the Championship at the end of last season.
Pundit Don Goodman has given a damning view on Aston Villa.
The 53-year-old was suspended by the Rams earlier this week.