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Andrew Shinnie confirms Charlton Athletic exit: Changes in management didn’t go in my favour

Andrew Shinnie will not be staying at Charlton Athletic – with the Scottish midfielder revealing the news on his social media.

It was widely expected that the former Luton Town midfielder would not secure new terms as he struggled for game time or even involvement in the matchday squad under Nigel Adkins.

Shinnie posted on his Twitter page: “My time at Charlton has come to an end. It’s been a privilege to play for such a great club and an opportunity I’ve thoroughly enjoyed.

“I’m happy with my contribution this season and felt I had more to offer, however changes in management didn’t go in my favour. But that’s football and I wish the club all the best going forward.

“It’s been a pleasure sharing the pitch with such a great group of lads and to the fans, thank you for all your support throughout the season. Looking forward to my next challenge.”

Shinnie initially joined the Addicks on loan and his permanent transfer in the January window was only a move by the club to ensure that they reduced their temporary signings from six to five, so that they could include all of them in their matchday squad.

It’s understood Shinnie had been looking for a longer-term arrangement, with the announcement at the time decidedly low key.

The 31-year-old did get on the pitch for the closing stages of the 1-0 win over Hull City on the final day of the League One season but his last start was the 2-2 draw at AFC Wimbledon, Adkins’ first match in charge after succeeding Lee Bowyer.

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