Baines admits Hodgson can "rattle cages" when needed.
"He has a relaxed demeanour about him the majority of the time," said left-back Baines. "But he has got it in him to rattle a few cages if needs be.
"And he has done that before now. He doesn't mince his words. He is very straight and direct, and you know where you are with him.
"If there is something you are not doing, or something he is not happy with, then he generally just tells you straight."