Connor Hunte came through the entry door at Stevenage Football Club in August 2016. Boro’ gaffer Darren Sarll secured the services of the young English winger on a half-season loan. And with a limited number of out-and-out wide players to choose from, Hunte’s arrival would give a new dynamic to the squad.
The player had already tasted senior football prior to his arrival at Boro’; Hunte made his professional debut against Bristol City in March 2016. And, in addition, he had accumulated caps at England U16 and U17 level. Boro’, and his loan spell, provided a handy platform for Hunte to further show just what he could be capable of. Not that he really did, though.
Connor Hunte: Before Boro’
Hunte signed for Wolves in 2014 from Premier League giants Chelsea. The winger had been at Stamford Bridge as a member of its academy for a number of years, signing a scholarship in January 2013. But, as is often the case with the bigger clubs, opportunities were few and far between. He was released seven months later.