Shaw joined the Clarets in the spring of 1995 on loan from Arsenal as Jimmy Mullen’s team were battling hard to avoid relegation. Despite his four goals, coming in consecutive home games, he wasn’t able to keep us up and returned to Highbury.
He eventually moved on to Millwall and was then signed by Gillingham after they won promotion to Division One through the play offs in 2000, they paid £450,000 for him.
It means one less player for the Gills to pick from when they come to the Turf a week on Saturday for the FA Cup tie although they have moved quickly to add to their squad with the signing of Franchise striker Patrick Agyemang.
Agyemang had to watch on Saturday when the Franchise administrators pulled him out of the side, fearful that he would get injured. He was initially reluctant to move, he said he didn’t want to leave Wimbledon, but signed on the dotted line at Priestfield this morning.
His reluctance at leaving Wimbledon is somewhat strange unless he hadn’t realised that Franchise did that months ago.
He will not be in the Gillingham side for the cup tie though having been cup tied playing for Franchise against Stoke in the 3rd round.
Another player on the move today is a former Burnley target, Danny Dichio. He was at Derby on loan earlier in the season and has now gone to Millwall in a similar deal. It is unlikely that he would have been considered for West Brom on Saturday.