"I am disappointed by the result, but I think we played really well today and that we deserved something from the game," Connor said.
"I know there wasn't a foul committed by Stephen Ward for Stoke's winning goal.
"If you watched the game, you could see that we fought every inch.
"We were up for it, we played the game and we got beaten due to a dubious free-kick which led to Peter Crouch scoring a good header.
"The lads were committed, passionate and played good football."