Alastair Bray sidelined with shoulder injury

Melbourne Victory goalkeeper Alastair Bray is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines as he recovers from a shoulder injury.

Bray suffered a shoulder dislocation in Saturday's Foxtel National Youth League Melbourne Derby at Lakeside Stadium.

The 23-year-old will have a shoulder reconstruction this week and is expected to face a four- to five-month recovery.

Bray, who signed with Victory in September as a back-up to Lawrence Thomas, featured in pre-season matches against Port Melbourne and Adelaide United.

He has since been in the match-day squad for each of the club's games in the Hyundai A-League this season.