A photo headshot of Albion Under-21s player Josh Shaw ahead of the 2023/24 season

Josh made his senior debut for the club off the bench in Albion's Emirates FA Cup clash against Aldershot in January 2024.  

Shaw was rewarded for his impressive displays at a higher age level by signing his first professional deal at The Hawthorns.

Josh agreed a two-year-deal in the summer of 2022 after showing his qualities in Richard Beale's Under-21s during the 2021/22 campaign.

The left-sided youngster spent his early years in the game at Merseyside outfit Everton, but the Baggies gave him the opportunity to continue his development as a first-year scholar. 

The Manchester-born defender operates on the left wing, mainly as a left-back, but has enjoyed the freedom of playing as a No.11 during his time in B71. 

Shaw's progress both technically and mentally continued to gather momentum when he gained numerous opportunities to impress in Albion's PL2 side during the 2021/22 campaign.

He came off the bench for his first appearance against Nottingham Forest in October, before making his first start in the 23s during the Baggies' 4-1 PL Cup away win over Arsenal.

Albion's talented academy star went on to make 14 appearances in the Under-23s that year in the PL2 Division 2 and Premier League Cup, which included star performances against the Gunners and local rivals Aston Villa.