Andrew Shinnie turned down financially ‘better’ offers to join Livingston as the former Birmingham City midfielder returns to Scotland.

The 32-year-old hasn’t had a permanent Scottish club since leaving Inverness Caledonian Thistle for Birmingham City in 2013. He had a five-year stint at St Andrews but now travels back to the cinch Premiership following a spell at Charlton Athletic last season.

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Shinnie is a Lion for the next two years after confirming his return north from an eight-year EFL stint. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Shinnie says it was time for an SPFL return, the former Birmingham City player explaining (DR): “The time was right to come back up and have a go in the Premiership.

 

“I enjoyed my career in England a lot but I checked on Scottish football more than anything else. Financially I could have done better but I’ve been to a lot of clubs and made my missus move all over. It felt right to come back.”

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