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Paul Connor to Prove a Point

Paul Connor to Prove a Point

Drop the O for Connor the ex Swansea and Rochdale legend can do more than a job for us this season. At 6 foot two he is an interesting trialist for the Imps.

Still Rochdale`s record signing at £150,000 Paul Connor is a hardworking, skilful striker, who has forged very effective partnerships with both Lee Trundle and Kevin Nugent. In short he is here to make goals for a Fagan but Paul is also a composed finisher given the chance. Forget the Cheltenham era, for here he was playing in a side struggling both on the pitch and in financial terms as ex Imp legend Mister Finnegan will testify.

Paul has always been a quality forward who has done the business consistently in League 1 though the Championship was a step too far for him. He helped Swansea up the Leagues and is more than capable of doing the same with the Imps. Though he is not what you would call a great goal scorer he is a scorer of great goals and has notched some quality strikes during his career. If Paul can recapture some of the quality he has shown at Swansea and Rochdale we could have landed a very useful striker indeed. If you like humdingers and curlers with your Saturday afternoon this is the guy to do it.

We will get a chance to have a look at him tomorrow more than likely and wish him well.

Name: Paul Connor
Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 12/01/1979
Height: 6' 2' (188cm)
Weight: 11st 8lbs (73.54kg)
Clubs: Cambridge (loan), Rochdale, Hartlepool (loan), Swansea City, Middlesbrough, Stoke City, Leyton Orient, Cheltenham
Position: Striker

Cheltenham 2008 - 09
League 18 (7) Goals 2
FA Cup 1 (3) 0
League Cup 2 (0)

2007 - 08
League 26 (13) Goals 4
FA Cup 2 (0) 0
League Cup 1 (0) 0

2006 - 07
League 9 (6) Goals 1

Leyton Orient 2006 - 07
League 5 (13) Goals 2
FA Cup 0 (3) 0
League Cup 1 (0) 0

2005 - 06
League 15 (1) Goals 5

Swansea City 2005 - 06
League 5 (8) Goals 1
FA Cup 1 (0) 0
League Cup 1 (0) 0

2004 - 05
League 34 (6) Goals 10
FA Cup 5 (0) Goals 3

2003 - 04
League 12 (0) Goals 5

Rochdale 2003 - 04
League 21 (3) Goals 5
FA Cup 1 (0) 0
League Cup 1 (0) 0

2002 - 03
League 30 (9) Goals 11
FA Cup 5 (0) Goals 3
League Cup 1 (0) 0

2001 - 02
League 11 (7) Goals 1
FA Cup 2 (1) 0
League Cup 1 (0) 0

2000 - 01
League 14 (0) Goals 10

2000 - 01
League 12 (1) Goals 5
FA Cup 1 (0) 0

Stoke City 2000 - 01
League 1 (6) 0
League Cup 1 (1) Goals 2

Stoke City 1999 - 00
League 15 (13) Goals 5
FA Cup 0 (1) 0
League Cup 2 (2) Goals 1

1998 - 99 loan
League 2 (1) Goals 2

Hartlepool loan 1997 - 98

League 4 (1) 0

1996-1999 Started career as a schoolboy earned 3 year deal but never played at Middlesborough but never played.

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Writer:Vic Erzantarz
Date:Tuesday July 7 2009
Time: 9:12PM


We will see!
07/07/2009 21:19:00
He may be ok as a squad player, but i fear his best is behind him. If he has been brought in as such, all well and good, although it is hardly good man mangement for Jackson to indicate as such. I sincerely hope we are not putting our main hopes on him, although i accept he worked as a good foil for Nugent and Trundle ( several year ago now)
07/07/2009 21:19:00
He is the second target man to help Fagan Hutch and Adams
07/07/2009 21:22:00
Not very inspiring is my opinion. There must surely be better strikers available. His strike rate is not great.
07/07/2009 21:28:00
not seem him play , so i carnt comment how good he will be , but do hope hes worth watching .
07/07/2009 22:30:00
1 in 3 starts dean, it isn't that bad either.
07/07/2009 22:34:00
i woulnt mind us signing him, but as you say i wouldnt really want us pinnning all our hopes on him.
08/07/2009 08:39:00
His recent record doesn't fill me with much confidence. that said he has shown over the years that he has quality. Doubt he would be our first choice signing anyway, and he would be decent enough back up, rather than the inexperienced Adams adn hutchinson and LJL anyway.
08/07/2009 12:42:00
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