The first team coach considers the popular belief that Charlton's rise is simply down to a solid work ethic is gradually fading and the international recognition by England of Parker is a further indication.
"I think they have been a very workmanlike side over the years, but with very good quality in the team," said Chris. "It probably does them an injustice that people talk about them in those terms, because they do have quality players and the development of Scott Parker has highlighted that quality."
Alongside Parker in midfield is Matt Holland, a player that Chris has come to know well from his Republic of Ireland duties and holds in high esteem.
"He has given them experience, he is someone they know they can rely on week in week out. He went through a spell at Ipswich where he went through three or four seasons without missing a game.
"That's what you get from him, he is a consistent performer and comes up with the odd spectacular goal."
Chris Hughton reasons that the emergence of Scott Parker has highlighted the quality that Sunday's opponents Charlton now possess in their ranks.