Connor is adamant the battle must go on.
"People can say what they want to say - there are still 21 points to play for," he said. Asked how the team could turn things around, Connor said: "By continuing to play like we did today.
"We dominated the game for an hour, scored, got in front. Then there is a penalty decision, which I've only seen once back.
"For me, it is a very dubious penalty decision. I didn't think the Bolton lads appealed with any great gusto. Our lads are adamant that it wasn't a penalty and that has a big bearing on the game.
"But in terms of the performance in the first half, the lads were terrific.
"Everyone called this a must-win game and I recognise the importance of it, but there are still seven more to play and I am not giving up any hope until someone tells me that we can't do it."