Walcott was named among the Âmidfielders on Englandâ€™s squad list to face Brazil, but Hodgson is aware of his goalscoring potential.
â€śIâ€™m fully aware that Theo, like quite a lot of players in our squad, could play centrally or could play wide,â€ť said Hodgson. â€śItâ€™s good to know and good to have.
â€śIâ€™m looking forward to seeing a Theo Walcott who is fully fit, ready to go and in good form. We know that heâ€™s got goals in him and he is proving that.
â€śThe goal he scored against ÂLiverpool was a classic example of someone whoâ€™s obviously in very good form. And it was a goal only someone who is a good goalscorer could score. Heâ€™s scored a lot of goals this season and long may it continue.â€ť
Hodgson added: â€śThe main thing for Theo is he wants to play. Iâ€™ve seen him play on three occasions recently and on each occasion he has played wide right and on each occasion he has scored.â€ť