Charlton Athletic Make Andrew Shinnie Signing Permanent

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Charlton Athletic have confirmed the permanent signing of Andrew Shinnie from Luton Town.

Shinnie had initially joined Charlton on loan in October 2020.

Andrew Shinnie Makes Charlton Athletic Move Permanent

Loan Made Permanent

Since moving to the Valley, Shinnie has played 16 times for Charlton. The 31-year-old midfielder has managed to score twice and assist four goals in his four months with the League One club.

Shinnie has signed a contract until the end of the current season.

Charlton had six loanees at the club – which meant they would have to leave one out of every matchday squad. However, now Shinnie’s stay with the Addicks is permanent, they can name all five loanees – Ian Maatsen, Akin Famewo, Matt Smith, Liam Millar and Jayden Stockley – and Shinnie in the squad on matchdays.

Shinnie’s Valuable Experience Important

Shinnie possesses valuable experience, having helped guide Luton Town through two promotions in the Football League.

The Scot – who also spent five years at Birmingham City – is well thought of by Luton fans, who nicknamed him ‘Shinniesta’.

In his time at Luton, Shinnie managed to score 10 goals in 106 appearances.

His current task is to help Charlton Athletic return to the Championship. After being relegated in 2019/20, they sit ninth in League One, two points shy of the play-off places. The outfit have been a figure of inconsistency in recent games – winning three, losing three and drawing two of their last eight. With 18 games remaining, all is to play for and Charlton will be looking to Shinnie’s experience to help them secure promotion.

Shinnie Provides Greater Flexibility for Lee Bowyer’s Charlton Side

Charlton Athletic boss Lee Bowyer told the club’s website: “We’d like the thank Luton Town and Andrew for working with us to get this deal done. It gives us greater flexibility as we prepare for our final 18 league games of the season.”

Shinnie has assisted two and scored one in his last five League One appearances. Bowyer will be hoping he can continue his good form.

 

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