Nottingham Forest continued their unlikely quest for a play-off place with a second home game in succession against struggling opposition following the narrow win against nine-man Ipswich Town on Tuesday night.
Wolves boss Dean Saunders saw his side get their first win under his stewardship at Millwall in midweek but was wary before Saturday of the threat posed by a resurgent Reds side.
"They've got good players and I think the way Billy (Davies) imposes his personality on the team makes them workmanlike and makes them close teams down," he said prior to the game.
"They've also got class players, and that's the secret to football – getting good players to work hard. I think they'll get in the play-offs."
Davies named an unchanged side from the Ipswich win while Saunders swapped Cassidy for Sigurdarson in attack.
The Reds led at the break thanks to Henri Lansbury's goal on 31 minutes while Brighton were trailing to Bolton.
It was Lansbury who was again the key man during a crucial spell midway through the second half as he replied immediately to an equaliser for Wolves before Lewis McGugan wrapped the game up in front of 23,350.
Brighton's defeat at Bolton leaves the Reds in a play-off place as a topsy-turvy season at the City Ground heads for an exciting climax.