Skiverton said: "We've been trying to bring the lad in for some time. He's only young but he comes from Arsenal so he's got a good pedigree.
"Hopefully I can spot a good young central defender having played in that position myself and hopefully he can do well for us.
"He'll come in as cover initially, he knows that. But he's going to push for a place and hopefully can get some games under his belt before the end of the season."