York disposed of Manchester United and Everton in two of the last three seasons, and Little, a Newcastle supporter, said: "I always look for [Newcastle] results so it would be great to put one over on Sunderland. This is a big draw for us.
"We've a reputation in the Cup and it's important we keep the tie alive. We're also the home team and so the emphasis will be on us to get a result."
Little must decide whether to give the wing-back Gordon Connelly his debut. With four players injured and two suspended, Connelly could be given his chance.
The one-time York player, Darren Williams, will again deputise for Sunderland's Lee Clark, who has a broken leg, while John Mullin is available again after suspension.Reuse content