When you slide stitches over (or, in this case, slip them back onto the left needle), you're working yarn is already three stitches to the left. Why in the name of zeus would you keep the yarn in your left hand while you're trying to work a stitch three paces to the right?
See? (excuse my one-handed photography--you try to take pictures of yourself knitting!)
I can make it work, but why struggle unnecessarily? When I knit English, the yarn is already on the right because that's where you hold it anyway:
Ashley just arrived, and she informed me that she holds the yarn in front of the needle, even when she's knitting, which solves the working yarn issue. I've never noticed that she knits that way, and I've never seen anyone else do that--maybe another technique to try when I'm not all techniqued-out.