Hodgson is happy with both players in training.
He told WBA's website: "They've always had that work ethic in training but there must be a little bit more tension now because I'm likely to choose one of them to take the place of the suspended player.
"They'll either find out in tomorrow's team meeting or Saturday's team meeting.
"I think Gareth is now 100 per cent fit.
"It's taken a while because he's been through a bad place with this virus.
"It's knocked him for six - there's no question of that.
"But in the last three weeks, since he's been free of the illness, he's been getting stronger and getting back to what we expect of him - a quality player with a lot of league and international experience."