However, amid doubts that Hart would be able to force his way back into the City side in time for next summer's World Cup, Hodgson has tipped the keeper to regain his place.
"I believe in Joe Hart; we won't lose faith in him but on the other hand he does need to play games and I can only hope the situation will resolve itself fairly quickly," he told Sky Sports News.
"There's a lot of time yet. I fully expect him to get back in the Man City team. There are quite a few players who have done a good job for me and are not playing in their club side or are finding it hard to break in."
Hart has made 19 appearances for club and country this season.