Newcastle-born and a former Sunderland youngster, Connor established himself in our U18s on his debut season, 2016/17.
Maintained his progress through the next season, then stepped up again in the 2018/19 campaign.
It was a season that saw Connor make 20 appearances with the U23s and was twice an unused sub for the first team in Carabao Cup games at home to Rochdale and away to Preston. He was the '19th man' for some games towards the end of the first team season.
His performances were rewarded early in May 2019 when he signed a three-year deal.