The former Watford star chose Swansea over the Baggies during the summer.
â€śItâ€™s a step up for Danny Graham and Shane Long,â€ť continued Hodgson.
â€śNeither came to their new clubs by slipping under the radar. Both had to endure talk about their chances of success. And you need to judge them over a period of time.
â€śItâ€™s no good having a good start if you end up having a diabolical finish.
â€śWe look for consistency. I have only seen a couple of episodes of Danny Graham on video this season so I donâ€™t know if heâ€™s doing well or badly but heâ€™s probably doing well, just looking for his first goal.
â€śI hope he and Shane take their opportunities because it would prove that there are players from the Championship who can take their opportunities at a higher level if given the backing and support and opportunities.â€ť