Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

No Room for Complacency, Rafa Warns the Magpies; FOOTBALL

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

No Room for Complacency, Rafa Warns the Magpies; FOOTBALL

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RAFAEL Benitez has warned Newcastle there is no room for complacency as they attempt to make the most of their Premier League second chance.

The Magpies hauled themselves out of the relegation zone as a result of last weekend's 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, but with both Sunderland and Norwich below them having a game in hand, they head for already relegated Aston Villa today knowing there is no margin for error.

Benitez said: "It's important to get this message: no complacency, concentrate. We have seen the last games of Aston Villa and they did well against Watford, they did really well.

"We play against Spurs in the last game, but the next one is the most important one because win this and we approach it with the fans behind us and it will be easier to keep everyone on their toes and motivated.

"For this game, we need to be sure that we are focused, and we can't lose our concentration."

Benitez will have fullback Daryl Janmaat available for the first time since he broke his hand punching a door following a demoralising 3-1 defeat at Southampton on April 9, although mid-fielder Vurnon Anita, who had deputised so well in his absence, is also fit after shaking off a muscle problem. …

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