He was Fulham’s saviour on Tuesday night, scoring with almost the last kick of the game to rescue a point against fellow play-off hopefuls Leeds United.
The 26-year-old has been integral to Fulham’s fine form, scoring three goals in their run of six games unbeaten.
Cairney curled home a beauty of a strike in the 94th minute to keep the Cottagers’ play-off hopes alive with a point at home to the Yorkshiremen.
Jokanovic said: “Tom Cairney is a very important player for us, he did a fantastic job and he is probably one of the best in this competition.
“Our possession is for shots and in general we are one of the teams in the Championship who shoot more times. I don’t want to have possession of the ball for nothing. I believe we are a top team and this is the reason we want to play this type of game.”