Hodgson eying Celtic’s Kevin Wilson
Three Lions boss Hodgson is believed to have taken note of this, and has placed the 27-year-old on his standby list for his coming fixtures.
Although he has a wealth of options at his disposal, the former West Brom and Liverpool coach believes that Wilson’s regular first-team football gives him a competitive edge of his rivals.
United pair Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are seen as future stars, but a lack of regular playing time, either through injury or competition, is said to be a worry for Hodgson.
The Celtic man was particularly impressive during the SPL champions’ recent ties with Barcelona, demonstrating his pace, ability and bravery.
Hodgson reportedly told representatives of the Glasgow-based club that their man is high in his thoughts and could receive a first international cap in the not too distant future.
Wilson started his career with Notts County before switch to Preston North End in 2006.
After a successful spell with the Lilywhites, he was snapped up by Forest, where he went on to make over 100 appearances.
He agreed a pre-contract deal with Celtic in 2011, and has been impressive in Scotland.