Gera has recently seen himself deployed up front by Hughes due to injuries to Bobby Zamora, Andrew Johnson and Moussa Dembele.
But the 31-year-old is pining for a return to a wider attacking role, telling Sky Sports' website: "I really enjoy training but (Hughes') tactics differ from Roy Hodgson's.
"Hughes wants a strong striker who can run into the space and hold the ball, but I'm not that kind of player.
"My best chance to play is on either wing, where I also like playing. In 4-4-2, our wingers are not very close to the touchline. They can play quite free football. They can run into the centre part of the pitch. This fits my style.
"I'm happy to see that I may have the possibility to play as a winger. I'm patient and know that if I go on like this then I'll be a regular member of the starting line-up."