"I have told him I cannot guarantee him minutes but if he does well and feels fit then we can use him if we feel we need to."
There is no place in the squad for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge however, who is continuing to recover from a calf injury.
Hodgson said: "That’s never been a realistic possibility. He’s still recovering.
"Our medical staff have been in contact with theirs’ and I’ve left a message for Brendan Rodgers. He hasn’t rung back to counter that Daniel is not fit."
England face Slovenia in their fourth European Qualifier at Wembley on Saturday November 15 before a friendly with Scotland at Celtic Park on November 18.
England squad: Fraser Forster, Ben Foster, Joe Hart; Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Calum Chambers, Nathaniel Clyne, Kieran Gibbs, Phil Jagielka, Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling; Ross Barkley, Michael Carrick, Stewart Downing, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Raheem Sterling, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott; Rickie Lambert, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Welbeck, Saido Berahino