Hodgson has picked out Bertrand as a player he has high hopes for ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
â€śWe are going to need to blood younger players by 2014,â€ť said Hodgson. â€śMy hope is by blooding some of them early doors they will get the necessary experience during the period of time that we will qualify. And Iâ€™m hoping they will be good enough and ready to give it a good shot in Brazil.
â€śRyan Bertrand is a good example. We could have left him out of this squad if everyone else was fit. We have players on the left.
â€śBut we were keen to have Ryan with us because maybe in a couple of years he will play a bigger part. We do definitely think in those terms, but Iâ€™m not thinking beyond the World Cup. Iâ€™m thinking about qualifying and doing the best we can.â€ť