Wolves needed another source of goals with Raul Jimenez suspended for the trip to Brighton amid a run of just one in their previous six matches.

Romain Saiss stepped forward with an impressive volleyed strike to beat the Seagulls after a sumptuous chipped pass from Ruben Neves.

Captain Conor Coady has told club media that it was no fluke; Saiss has been working hard to improve his finishing and it paid off handsomely last night.

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“It was a great goal,” said Coady. “I think it will probably go under the radar because it was a centre-half but what a finish on his weak foot coming over his shoulder.

“To pass it into the corner on the full volley like that was incredible. It’s actually mad but he’s a fantastic finisher.

“He does a lot in training on his set-pieces and finishing, genuinely. It was a fantastic finish but the defensive side of it was fantastic.

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Wolves do need other sources of goals and set-pieces and central defenders can provide them.

Coady is right to rave about Saiss’ finish; it will go underappreciated because the pass from Neves was so good but it was a great piece of technique.

And Saiss will be pleased that his hard work has paid off, while Bruno Lage may be looking at some more of his creative players to step up and start scoring more.

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