The head coach decided to keep his Iceland centre back in place for the 0-0 draw at Wigan after Sigurdsson's debut against Burton. A selection that leaves Madl battling to regain his place lost after he was sent off against Birmingham last week.
Madl was the one unqualified loan success last season from six duds, and deservedly earned a full contract in the summer to make permanent the switch from Sturm Graz.
He played in all six Championship games until a suicide square pass from Tomas Kalas in the 1-0 defeat to Birmingham sold him short and he upended Clayton Donaldson for a second yellow card and a long walk.
Sigurdsson duly stepped in against Burton and again at Wigan. And after dealing with the likes of England’s Wayne Rooney in Euro 2016, said he enjoyed the tussle with Albion’s burly Chris O’Grady just as much.
Their boss contrasted the two defenders.
"They are different players,” Jokanovic said.
“Michael Madl is not strong or big, but he’s very clever and he defends with anticipation.
“Sigurdsson is an experienced player too. He is stronger and more characteristic of the Championship.
"So generally I have two solutions in this position. They are very different, but both with enough quality to help us in the future.”