Date of birth
Previous clubs: Chester City, The New Saints, Newtown
He began his career at Chester City, making three Conference Premier appearances before the club was liquidated in March 2010.
He joined The New Saints the following season, and went on to spend the next eight years with the club, winning seven Welsh Premier League titles, four Welsh Cups, and five Welsh League Cup titles. He was also named in the 2017–18 Welsh Premier League Team of the Season.
Since Connell's arrival at Port Vale, he has been a regular starter under Neil Aspin and recieved many plaudits from fans at Vale, and has shown his experience and defensive qualities at the back.