Hodgson has never been to the Stadium of Light while coaching the Three Lions but reports suggest he will sit in the Sunderland stands for the first time to watch their Premier League clash with Hull City.
It is believed the 66-year-old will cast his eye on winger Adam Johnson, whose terrific run of form has helped the Black Cats steer clear of the relegation zone and also reach the Capital One Cup final.
Johnson's most recent display against Newcastle was impressive, while the 26-year-old was also able to get on the scoresheet after scoring Sunderland's second goal.
The Black Cats winger last played for England in August 2012 and has only received 12 caps in his international career so far, having never made it to a major tournament. This summer, though, his chance could finally come.
But England boss Hodgson might also be killing two birds with one stone during his long journey north this weekend.
Indeed, Hull defender Curtis Davies has been in terrific form this season and could be seen as a viable back-up option for the current Three Lions squad.
Davies has never played for the England senior team but did make two appearance for the England Under-21s.
Do Johnson or Davies have a chance of travelling to this summers' World Cup?
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