Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Ince is backing fullback Stephen Warnock to keep Arsenal starlet Theo Walcott quiet this weekend.

After Walcott's England heroics this week, Ince said: "Theo did well, it was a great hat-trick - he was outstanding. I hope he needs a rest and that Arsene Wenger might leave him out!

"The kid is lightning but we have a very good left-back in Stephen. It's a good challenge.

"It's a case of winning your one-on-one battles, hopefully Stevie can do that. But it isn't just about Theo Walcott.

"And it's good to see teams play with wingers because there aren't many out there now."