On-form Livingston midfielder Andrew Shinnie is in line to be involved against Rangers in the League Cup fresh off the back of his winner against Celtic, according to a leading journalist.

Jordan Campbell was promoting a new interview with the attacking midfielder turned striker following his fine winner in the 1-0 Livi victory over Celtic at the weekend.

Next up is a trip to Ibrox for Livingston and Campbell appeared to suggest that Shinnie will be involved in the match despite doubts being raised by manager David Martindale earlier in the week.

According to Campbell, Shinnie “is facing old side Rangers” at Ibrox this week.

The midfielder came through the youth ranks at Rangers before leaving for Inverness in 2011 and going on to carve out a career south of the border with the likes of Birmingham, Luton and Charlton.

 

Joining Livingston in the summer, Martindale had previously raised doubts about the player’s involvement at Ibrox this week.

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“I have got to look after Shinnie,” said the Livi boss [PA].

“I spoke to Shinnie in the group stage and it was a similar situation and I asked him if he wanted me to pull him out of the squad.

“He said, ‘No, I want to start, I want to get as many minutes under my belt’, and then he tweaked his groin.

“So, it will be a conversation I have with the player and see how he feels.

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On-form Andrew Shinnie is in contention to play against Rangers in what would be a return to Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“We have another massive game coming against Hearts at Tynecastle on Saturday, so we need to be very clever in how we approach both games.”

Shinnie, 32, appears to have already had that conversation with Campbell at the Athletic as he talks about the goal against Celtic, his career down south and refusing to celebrate against his former club.

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