A skilful and dominating centre half Jack Shaw originally signed for Mossley in August 1936 after earlier spells with Oldham Athletic, Blackpool and Lytham. After making 44 appearances in the 1936-37 season Shaw returned to League football and had spells with Birmingham City and Watford during the War before returning to Mossley in 1946. He made 50 appearances that season and was to continue as the first name on the team sheet for the next five years until his retirement from football in May 1951. Shaw was presented with a clock by Mossley AFC Chairman George Clayton upon his retirement from playing. Shaw was a legend during his time at Mossley and in one famous incident scored a goal by dribbling through the entire Witton Albion team before shooting a great goal. Shaw had starred in the 1949-50 FA Cup run and such was his influence that despite suffering from a severe bout of flu he played in the FA Cup 2nd Round replay against Nuneaton Borough. In all Jack Shaw made 238 appearances for Mossley.