Reports suggest that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be dropped to the bench to allow Carroll to come into the side to exploit Sweden's aerial weakness.
Six of Sweden's last seven conceded goals have been headers, and Hodgson will apparently turn to the Liverpool striker in an attempt to add to that statistic.
Ashley Young will return to his usual club position on the left wing and James Milner will remain on the right despite his disappointing game against France on Monday.
"I am not worried about our attacking play," said Hodgson, during a Thursday press conference which saw him repeatedly questioned about his attacking ambition.
"We have the quality of players and who can score and we have a world-class player of our own to bring back - and I know he is very anxious to get into the team."
Bayern Munich are kings of Germany and hope to be crowned kings of Europe at Wembley later this month!
The new PUMA evoSPEED 1.2 FG. A great new soccer cleat with classic look and first time for PUMA to be on the cleat.
The Juventus jersey for the 2013/14 was released earlier this week. Be the first to wear the colors of the Old Lady.
adidas has added some color to the Predator line with this new colorway. Released on May 17. Be the first to own a pair.
The adidas Nitrocharge is the most talked about new cleat in years. It was released on May 15 and will take your pitch by storm.
Chelsea won the Europa League on Wednesday. The Blues defeated Benfica 2-1 on injury time goal from Ivanovic.
One of the top soccer cleats for control the Nike CTR360 will not let you down on the field in tight spaces.
Ajax has released their away soccer jersey for the 2013/14 season. Get in the Gear.
Borussia Dortmund hears Wembley Calling and are headed to London for the Champions League final.
The Liverpool 2013/14 soccer jersey is available for pre-order. The Reds are eager to compete for silver next season.