Martindale 'delighted' as Shinnie signs new contract at Livingston

The midfielder has made 71 appearances for Livi over the last two seasons.

Martindale ‘delighted’ as Andrew Shinnie signs new contract at Livingston SNS Group

David Martindale says he is “delighted” to secure the services of Andrew Shinnie for another season after the midfielder put pen to paper on a contract extension.

The 33-year-old, who signed for the Lions in 2021, has signed a deal that will keep him Almondvale until the end of the 2023/24 campaign.

He quickly became a mainstay in Martindale’s side and has made 71 appearances over the past two season.

The West Lothian club announced the news with a statement released on the social media channels on Wednesday.

Saying “Livingston FC is delighted to announce that midfielder Andrew Shinnie has signed a one-year contract extension which will see him remain with the club until at least the end of the 2023/24 season.”

Martindale commented: “I’m delighted to get Shinnie over the line. He has been a big player for us the last two seasons – one of the fittest guys in the squad and brings a lot to the group both on and off the park.

“It’s important that we do our best to keep players of this quality at the club as we know we’re going to lose a lot of experience & quality from the squad this season.

“It’s great news that he has chosen to sign on for another season and continue to play his football here at Livingston.”

Having started his career at Rangers, Shinnie had 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.

He spent five 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 in October 2020, before making the move permanent in February 2021.

After opting to depart the Addicks at the end of the 2020/21 season, the midfielder moved back north of the border to join t in Summer 2021 and now extends his stay by a further year.

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