Noel Gallagher wants The Smiths to reform.

The ‘If I Had a Gun’ hitmaker is a massive fan of the iconic 80s indie band and though frontman Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr have always maintained they won’t get back together, Noel is still holding out hope.

The former Oasis star’s hopes have been boosted by The Stone Roses’ recent decision to reunite even though frontman Ian Brown and guitarist John Squire hadn’t spoken for over a decade.

Asked which group he would like to reunite, he said: “The one everybody would like to see is The Smiths and they say it’s not going to happen but they said the [Stone] Roses wouldn’t happen and they said Led Zeppelin wouldn’t happen.”

Noel believes The Stone Roses concerts next year are going to be special and he has every confidence the seminal band will be able to live up to the hype.

The rocker – who ended Oasis when he quit the band in August 2009 following a fight with his brother Liam – said: “I’m happy for them, it’s great for the fans. It’s going to be great, what can I say?”