Newcastle United full-back Daryl Janmaat has been passed fit to return for the Magpies this weekend at Aston Villa.
The Dutchman has been out for a month with a broken hand and missed Newcastle's last four matches, in which they have managed eight points out of a possible 12 to climb out of the relegation zone.
Benitez urged his players not to be complacent against a Villa side who have lost 11 straight matches.
"We have an important message for the players this week - no complacency and concentrate. We have to be focused," the Spaniard said.
"I do not see an easy game. I see a difficult game. They need a win because of the fans, the club and the history."
Newcastle are a point clear of North-East rivals Sunderland and two above Norwich City below them, but both the Black Cats and Canaries do have games in hand on Rafael Benitez's men.