27 Jan 2006
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The Trinidad & Tobago international played alongside Shaw for the Gills prior to his move to Sheffield United in so is well aware of his abilities.
He said: "Paul is a very good player. I enjoyed my time with him here. We know a lot of his qualities and strengths so we know that Saturday is going to be a difficult game for us.
"He hasn't played that much football over the past year so he has got his appetite back again. He is going to want to come here and give a good account of himself so we'll have to be very aware of him."
Rotherham will also have to be on the look out for Darren Byfield though as the former Miller returns from suspension to face his old club.
"Darren has been unfortunate with injuries, but if you see him in training he is really hungry. He just wants to get out there and play.
"It will be good to have him back in the team tomorrow because last Saturday, no disrespect to the boys that played last week, but I do think we missed him."
Gillingham go into the game off a disappointing defeat on the road at Oldham last weekend and Cox is hopeful the Gills can continue their impressive home form.
"The last few months have been going well for us," he said. "But we must not rest on our Laurels, we realise that our home form hasn't been too bad and we need to keep it going."
Gills away results haven't matched up to the performances and this is something the team is keen to reverse. Identifying the reason for the difference in form is not that easy though.
"It's difficult to put a finger on it." Cox said. "I don't think we have been that bad away from home bar a couple of games - Rotherham and Colchester.
"We have applied ourselves in the right manner but haven't got the right result. But we are in the results business and we do need to start winning away."
With all the hype of the FIFA World Cup building how has our star defender managed to concentrate on Gills and put the opportunity of playing on the world's greatest stage into the back of his mind.
"It's hard because as time draws closer more and more things are talked about, he explained. "But I just want to play and enjoy. Every game to me could be my last so I want to enjoy every game I play in.
"I can't afford not to be playing well and expect to be picked for the squad. I think that if I'm doing reasonably OK I give myself a half a chance.
"As long as I'm doing my best and I can't do any better the ball is in the manager of Trinidad & Tobago's court."