Rangers will open their title defence at Ibrox on Saturday when they host Livingston in the first league game of their season.


Steven Gerrard’s side did not suffer a single defeat in the league last season as they romped to the league title and never looked like losing a game at home.



Shinnie is aware of how good Rangers were at home in the league during their march to the league title but he stressed that Livingston will have to find a way to be competitive on the day.


He conceded that they are unlikely to get many chances to score at Ibrox but insisted that Rangers are the team who will be under the cosh.



The Livingston midfielder feels Rangers are the ones who are expected to win, and not his side.


Shinnie said on Sky Sports Scotland: “You have got to be competitive and you have got to find a way to do it.



“As you have seen last year, Rangers were unstoppable at home. No one managed to do it.


“It is up to the manager and the players, we have got to find out the formula to go there and probably frustrate them as long as we can and get some opportunities.


“We have got to be clinical as maybe we will get one chance in the game.


“It is one of the most difficult games in the league but all the pressure is on Rangers.


“First game of the season at home, they have to win and we will go there to do the best that we can.


“And hopefully get a result.”


Rangers beat Real Madrid in a pre-season friendly, and also got a 2-2 result against Arsenal.