Andrew Shinnie has signed a two-year deal with cinch Premiership club Livingston as the former Birmingham City midfielder returns to Scotland.

Shinnie hasn’t had a permanent club in Scotland since 2013 when he left Inverness Caledonian Thistle for Birmingham City. He spent five years with the English Championship club and was most recently at Charlton Athletic, who he left earlier this summer.

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Andrew Shinnie was last on loan in Scotland from Birmingham City. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

The experienced playmaker adds to manager David Martindale’s midfield options, Livingston assistant boss Marvin Bartley key in securing the transfer. Bartley and Shinnie were Hibs teammates while the latter was on loan from Birmingham City.

Martindale said: “I’m over the moon to bring someone of Andrew’s quality to the club. I honestly think it’s a real coup for the club and testament to Livingston FC as a
whole that Andrew decided to sign here for the next two seasons. I see Andrew operating anywhere along the front four.

“He is technically gifted, looks after the ball well and understands the game. He brings a wealth of experience to the squad and I’m sure will prove an invaluable asset going forward, both on and off the park. You simply don’t play the number of games at the level Andrew has without being a very good footballer.

“Andrew showed a desire to come to the club from our first phone call and the board has backed both Marvin and I’s judgement. Marvin played with him at Hibs and has played a big part in persuading Andrew to sign with Livingston. I am excited to see Andrew in a Livingston shirt and know he will prove to be a great signing.”

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