Livingston FC is thrilled to announce the signing of attacker Andrew Shinnie on a 2-year-deal from English League 1 side, Charlton Athletic.
Having started his career at Rangers, Andrew enjoyed two loan spells with Dundee before signing for Inverness CT in 2011. His form in the Highlands seen him make his senior Scotland debut in a 2-1 win over Luxembourg and make the PFA Scotland SPFL Team of the Year before signing a pre-contract with Birmingham City in the English Championship.
Andrew spent 5 years at St Andrews, with loan spells at Rotherham, Hibernian and Luton Town within that, eventually signing for the latter in 2018 where he would help the club to-back-to-back promotions from League 2 to the Championship. He would then join Charlton on loan early last season, before making the move permanent in February, but has opted to depart the Addicks and move back north of the border to join the Lions.
The 32-year-old will wear the number 22 shirt and goes straight into the squad for Wednesday’s Premier Sports Cup clash with Raith Rovers, subject to receiving his international clearance.
Manager David 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 4. 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.”
We’ll have an exclusive interview with the new recruit later today on LFC Live.
Welcome to Livingston, Andrew!