The 19-year-old made two appearances last year and has impressed Aston in training this term.
Now he looks likely to get his opportunity in the Eagles’ first game of 2013 at Bramall Lane.
York coach Gary Thornton is in buoyant mood, despite his side’s 18-14 loss against Halifax last week.
Thornton said: “We would have been good value to win the game. We deserved more than a bonus point.
“We asked for a reaction after the Batley defeat and we certainly got it. Hopefully that will be a marker for the rest of the season.
“We’ll go into Friday’s game a lot more confident, and we know we can compete with teams in the top five.
“Sheffield is a different challenge to Halifax. They play on a very wide pitch, but we’re looking forward to it.”