Southampton were in 19th ahead of their last three matches 19 years ago.
Now, Southampton are in 18th, one point from safety with three matches left.
"My memory of that time was that everybody was together," says Hughes. "Everybody knew we were in a difficult situation but everybody stuck together – players, staff, and fans, most importantly.
"That’s what got us over the line then and, hopefully, we can do it the same this time."
Again, finishing with three victories would ensure Southampton’s top-flight status.
They visit Everton on Saturday before a crucial showdown next Tuesday against Swansea City, who are a place and a point above them.
|BHA||MUN (H)||MCI (A)||LIV (A)|
|WHU||LEI (A)||MUN (H)||EVE (H)|
|HUD||MCI (A)||CHE (A)||ARS (H)|
|SWA||BOU (A)||SOU (H)||STK (H)|
|SOU||EVE (A)||SWA (A)||MCI (H)|
|STK||CRY (H)||SWA (A)|
|WBA||TOT (H)||CRY (A)|