Official figure was 5200ish. Friday night, no away support.... still a drop from last season I think.
I have been to that ground when 5k were there, and watching the TV reports the crowd in the paper at 1800 looks more real than the report you read. And I generally look to see when Sale play to see if they get a better response than Salfords level. And even when some press reports higher crowds the cameras paint a truer picture.