The striker is currently on loan with York City and Hodgson has commended him on a switch to the lower leagues.
The winger is also out of contract in the summer, so needs to impress Tony Pulis.
Sadio Mane has been speaking about settling in at Southampton and his hopes for the rest of the season.
Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing Porto midfielder Hector Herrera this summer.
A select round-up of the latest news relating to Leeds United…
To be played on Saturday 25th April 2015 at 15:00. Venue: St. James' Park, Newcastle
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is said to be struggling physically.
Stuart McCall admits he is already making plans for new signings at Rangers.
To be played on Saturday 25th April 2015 at 15:00. Venue: Loftus Road Stadium, London
The England international left-back has hailed the emergence of the combative defensive midfielder.