Connor: Terence Fitzroy (Terry)
Born: Leeds: 09-11-1962
Debut v West Bromwich Albion (h) (Substitute): 17-11-1979
5’7” 10st (1982)
As a schoolboy he starred for Foxwood School and Leeds City Boys, in the same team as
Martin Dickinson. He had a fairytale start to his Leeds career, scoring the only goal of the
game, when he came on as a substitute at the age of seventeen and continued to a have the
happy knack of scoring in his early days with United. He was capped by England Youth in
1980-81 and was part of the team that won the European Youth Championship, but he lost form
in a struggling Leeds team and, after temporarily playing in midfield, he was exchanged for
Andy Ritchie with Brighton and Hove Albion in March 1983. It was a good move for both players
and clubs as Ritchie was popular at Elland Road and Connor became a big favourite at Brighton.
He won an England Under-Twenty-One cap as an over-age player on 11th November 1986, at London
Road, Peterborough and scored England's goal in a 1-1 draw with Yugoslavia in his only
representative game. He was top-scorer for three consecutive seasons for the Seagulls. After
one hundred and fifty-three League starts and three substitute appearances had produced
fifty-one goals, he returned to the First Division in June 1987 when Portsmouth signed him for
£200,000. He scored fourteen League goals in forty-two starts and six games from the bench before
he left them for Third Division Swansea City in a £150,000 deal in August 1990. He scored six
goals in thirty-nine League appearances before teaming up with ex-Leeds players Mark Aizlewood,
David Rennie and Mark Gavin at Bristol City for £190,000 in September 1991. A broken leg
curtailed his career at Ashton Gate, where he finished with one goal from sixteen League games.
He was loaned back to Swansea in November 1992, making three appearance, without scoring, and
had a spell with GM Vauxhall Conference team, Yeovil Town in January 1994, where he made six
starts and eight games as a substitute in the League and one game as a substitute in the F.A.
Cup, without scoring. When his playing days were over, he became Football in the Community coach
at Swindon Town. He moved to the same post at Bristol Rovers which was where he first linked up
with John Ward who promoted him to coach. When Ward moved from Rovers to Bristol City, Terry
followed and they were back together at their third Nationwide League club at Wolverhampton
Wanderers. He was appointed as reserve team coach in the summer of 1999, and given the task of
guiding the club's youngsters across the bridge that spans youth and senior football. He served
as coach under a succession of Managers at Molineux until he was promoted to be Mick McCarthy's
Assistant Manager in August 2008, a position he still holds.