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Luton’s abandoned match against Bournemouth – which was postponed after Hatters captain Tom Lockyer suffered a cardiac arrest – rescheduled for March

Luton’s abandoned clash with Bournemouth has been rescheduled for Wednesday March 13, the Premier League has confirmed.

The original match in December was postponed after Hatters captain Tom Lockyer suffered a cardiac arrest in the 59th minute.

Lockyer collapsed to the floor on the hour mark and received treatment on the pitch for approximately 25 minutes, as play was suspended.

The decision was then made by referee Simon Hooper to call off the match, with the Premier League later confirming the game would be replayed in its entirety.

Bournemouth will now host Luton at the Vitality Stadium next month, with a kick-off time of 7.30pm. 

WARNING: DISTRESSING IMAGES BELOW 

Luton’s abandoned clash with Bournemouth has been rescheduled for Wednesday March 13

The original match was abandoned after Tom Lockyer suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch

The original match was abandoned after Tom Lockyer suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch

Medical staff from both clubs and paramedics worked together after Lockyer's collapse

Medical staff from both clubs and paramedics worked together after Lockyer’s collapse 

Lockyer made an emotional return to the club’s training ground in January, reuniting with his team-mates.

‘It was amazing to see him back,’ manager Rob Edwards told the club website. ‘We had a really good morning seeing him around the place.

‘We handed out the debut Premier League balls with (former managers) John Still and Mick Harford.

‘It was a nice presentation; it was a special moment and great to see.

‘I managed to hold it together but it was emotional. It’s been a really difficult time for his family first and foremost, but for us it was great to see him.

Lockyer had an emotional reunion with his team-mates at Luton's training ground in January

Lockyer had an emotional reunion with his team-mates at Luton’s training ground in January

Carlton Morrison embraced the defender

Chiedozie Ogbene was all smiles as he saw his captain return

The 29-year-old defender was reunited with his team-mates at the Hatters’ training ground 

‘He’s an unbelievably brave man and someone who has an unbelievable handle over all of it. I wouldn’t be how he is.

‘He’s such an impressive and focused person. There’s a rehabilitation process but he’s taking it slowly, he’s got a baby on the way and that’s his main focus.’

Edwards immediately ran on to the pitch after Lockyer collapsed, as both sets of players appeared visibly distressed, with paramedics and medical staff from both sides rushing to attend to him on the pitch.

The 29-year-old was ‘responsive’ when he was carried off on a stretcher to applause from around the ground. 

It was an emotional night at the Vitality for the Hatters and their manager Rob Edwards (above)

It was an emotional night at the Vitality for the Hatters and their manager Rob Edwards (above)

A Luton fan in the away end of the Vitality Stadium is caught up in the emotion of the moment

A Luton fan in the away end of the Vitality Stadium is caught up in the emotion of the moment

Bournemouth and Luton players were taken off the pitch by match referee Simon Hooper

Bournemouth and Luton players were taken off the pitch by match referee Simon Hooper

The rescheduled clash with Bournemouth is now sandwiched between Luton’s Premier League clashes against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest on March 9 and March 16 respectively.

For the Cherries, the match comes between league clashes against Sheffield United and Wolves.

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